This is a sweet spin on an American favorite.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the tomato sauce, kidney beans, 2 tablespoons chili powder, 1 tablespoon sugar, and cayenne pepper in a large sauce pan; bring to a simmer over low heat.

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  • Place a large skillet over medium-high heat; place the ground beef in the skillet; season with 2 tablespoons chili powder, 1 tablespoon sugar, and the cayenne pepper; cook until brown; add to the sauce mixture.

  • Heat the oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat; cook the onion in the oil until slightly browned; add to the sauce mixture, along with the apple, peach, and banana pepper. Allow to simmer another 1 to 2 minutes until hot.

Nutrition Facts

258.8 calories; 17.1 g protein; 30.8 g carbohydrates; 34.4 mg cholesterol; 820.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2010
This was amazing! So amazing that I won a chili cook off with this recipie! The one thing I changed was I added brown sugar to it when I thought sugar wasnt enough. I also added more peaches than apples. This will be the chili that I will make instead of the boring old kind from now on. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2010
This was amazing! So amazing that I won a chili cook off with this recipie! The one thing I changed was I added brown sugar to it when I thought sugar wasnt enough. I also added more peaches than apples. This will be the chili that I will make instead of the boring old kind from now on. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2010
This was amazing! So amazing that I won a chili cook off with this recipie! The one thing I changed was I added brown sugar to it when I thought sugar wasnt enough. I also added more peaches than apples. This will be the chili that I will make instead of the boring old kind from now on. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2009
I was at first very nervous over trying this with the amount of chili powder called for but decided to go for it. This was our first encounter with a banana pepper and it was delicious in this. I even added the pinch of cayenne. I think the fruit cuts the spiciness down. Will do this chili again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2013
Excellent! If you're looking for something sweet and spicy this is it! I used one small white onion in place of the red onion because that's all I had and I used two banana peppers from the garden instead of one. My husband and I loved it. I may try brown sugar in place of the white sugar only because I personally would have liked a little more sweetness but my husband said it was perfect just the way it was. Will definitely keep this one. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2011
I used two cans diced tomatoes in place of the tomato sauce because we like tomatoes. I also only had canned peaches so I used 1/2 can peaches in place of fresh peach. The chili has a sweet and spicy kick! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2014
I originally didn't think Fruit Chili would taste good but this was amazing! I used banana and coconut milk as well in this which turned out wonderfully. Quick simple and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2013
I actually won the chili contest at my work with this one too! I took some of the advise such as sauce and tomatoes (with green chilis) splitting sugar between brown and white two glasses of water and I also split the meat with ground beef and sausage. The taste unique and the flavors really complemented each other. Oh and because "Fruity Chili" turned people off I renamed it Chica Loca Chili (Chiquita banana inspired) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2016
This sounded weird but it turned out as good as they said. I used a slow cooker for a work pot luck. I just added the fruit right before I put it out. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2015
I've made this many many times. It's a family favorite! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2012
I substituted ground turkey for the ground beef and used the canned peaches as suggested by lisa73177. This was a great recipe. Read More