Sweet and spicy chilli

    14 hours 55 min

    This crowd-pleasing beef and bacon chilli made with 2 kinds of beans uses brown sugar to balance out the high level of spiciness! You can also make this in a slow cooker.

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    Serves: 20 

    • 450g beef mince, or more to taste
    • 1 onion, chopped, or more to taste
    • 450g bacon
    • 2 (400g) tins kidney beans, undrained, or more to taste
    • 2 (400g) tins baked beans, or more to taste
    • 800g chopped tomatoes, or more to taste
    • 100g brown sugar, or to taste
    • 2 tablespoons BBQ peri peri rub
    • 2 tablespoons chilli powder
    • 1 tablespoon habanero-based hot sauce
    • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:6hr15min  ›  Extra time:8hr30min  ›  Ready in:14hr55min 

    1. Combine beef mince and onion in a large pan over medium heat; cook and stir until browned, 5 to 8 minutes. Pour off excess grease.
    2. Place bacon in a large pan and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain on kitchen roll and cut into pieces.
    3. Combine beef mixture, bacon, kidney beans, baked beans, tomatoes, brown sugar, BBQ rub, chilli powder, hot sauce and garlic powder in a large pot. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring every 30 minutes, until bubbling, 2 to 3 hours. Remove chilli from heat and let cool, about 30 minutes.
    4. Refrigerate chilli for 8 hours to overnight.
    5. Reheat chilli over low heat, stirring every 30 minutes, for at least 4 hours before serving.

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    I made this recipe yesterday. The blend of flavors and the sweet contrasted against the spicy makes for an explosion of goodness with every bite. The longer the chilli sits, the better the flavors blend. Made this for a Boy Scouts chilli coof-off and it was very well received. Many comments about how I was "cheating" with all the tasty bacon inside.  -  19 May 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Made this for a board game weekend with college friends & it was a huge hit!! Might add a dash more of hot sauce next time.  -  24 Feb 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)