This is a very good chili made with pineapple for sweetness. Since this is a large recipe, you might want to go half-batch if this is just for a small family.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large Dutch oven until hot over high heat. Add the ground beef, and cook until barely pink, stirring constantly to break into small pieces. Stir in onions and bell pepper, cook until the meat has browned, and the onions have softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Pour meat into a large mesh strainer and press to expel excess fat.

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  • Place meat back into Dutch oven along with stewed tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato sauce, and pineapple chunks; season with chili powder and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, or until chili reaches desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts

337 calories; protein 22.8g; carbohydrates 37.4g; fat 11.7g; cholesterol 55.2mg; sodium 1166.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2007
Wow--this was so good! I loved the salty vs. sweet combo it was delicious. I followed the first reviewer's advice and cut the onions way down but otherwise followed the recipe. Also took the suggestion of adding the pineapple juice to the broth. Edit: Oops I forgot to get the kidney beans at the store and so I didn't get to use those in this recipe (posted pic) but next time I definately will remember! (: Thanks Christain! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/08/2008
This just tasted like regular chili to me. I could not taste the pineapple. Maybe crushed pineapple would work better. It did make a lot as the recipe states. I got more than 10 servings. Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2007
Wow--this was so good! I loved the salty vs. sweet combo it was delicious. I followed the first reviewer's advice and cut the onions way down but otherwise followed the recipe. Also took the suggestion of adding the pineapple juice to the broth. Edit: Oops I forgot to get the kidney beans at the store and so I didn't get to use those in this recipe (posted pic) but next time I definately will remember! (: Thanks Christain! Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2007
This is absolutely my new favorite chili recipe. I only made a few changes to suit our preferences. I halved the amount of meat (and used grnd turkey instead of beef) but left all the veggies at the full quantity except onions of which I only used 2. I really cannot imagine even if i had used 2lbs of meat using 6 onions. Also I didn't drain the pineapples which were packed in juice. The light sweetness really helped to balance out the heat. I will make this again for sure and often. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2008
I've never rated a recipe before officially serving it but I will give it 5 stars because hubby has been sneaking small bowls of it out of the crockpot all afternoon. Fortunately there is enough left for dinner. I had a little taste too and really like it. I followed directions except reduced onions and omitted chili pepper and salt as I used pinto beans in chili sauce that is plenty spicy for us. Finished it up in the crock pot because we like the onions and bell peppers pretty soft in our chili. Also used crushed pineapple with the juice. I think this is our new favorite chile. Thanks. UPDATE: I've made this several times since I rated it the first time and we still love it. Last night I maded it with no ground beef and it was still great. I did double the amount of beans to take the place of the beef. Love it love it love it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2008
I made it with ground turkey and it was great! I really do like this chili! The one bad comment I have is...take the picture off the recipe...please! Everyone I have showed this too has commented on the pic negatively...I think it might turn people off from making it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2008
This recipie was a great started to what we added. Instead of chili powder we used thai sweet red pepper sauce. We used the pinapple juice as mentioned before added chopped eggplant and garlic. Then we served it over rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2007
Loved it. I cut this recipe in half and one large onion was ENOUGH. I also decided to take the previous reviewer's advice and add in the juice from the canned pineapple. If I had served it immediately it would have been too watery but I served it the next day and the texture was perfect. This does make a spicy chili so the pineapple does take a bit of the edge off. This is a keeper! My guy loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2007
I cut the recipe to 6 servings and the onions to approx. one. My husband and I really enjoyed this! Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/08/2008
This just tasted like regular chili to me. I could not taste the pineapple. Maybe crushed pineapple would work better. It did make a lot as the recipe states. I got more than 10 servings. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2010
Thought this was very good. The only changes I made were using turkey burger instead of ground beef. Read More
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