Easy Sweet Chili


I wanted to make a delicious Crockpot® chili that didn't take an hour to prepare. This one, you just open cans and dump them in! You can let this cook all day or it's ready after a couple of hours.

close up view of Sweet Chili with cheese served in a blue bowl with a piece of cornbread and a spoon
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped - or more to taste

  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 3 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans corn

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Crumble ground beef into a skillet over medium heat. Stir garlic, oregano, chili powder, and basil into the beef; cook and stir until beef is completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes.

  2. Combine light red kidney beans, dark red kidney beans, diced tomatoes, and corn in crock of a slow cooker. Stir cooked ground beef into the bean mixture.

  3. Cook on Medium-Low for 2 hours. Stir sugar into the chili and continue cooking as long as you can wait, at least 6 hours. Season with salt and black pepper to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

567 Calories
12g Fat
85g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 567
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 1393mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 85g 31%
Dietary Fiber 23g 82%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 19mg 94%
Calcium 213mg 16%
Iron 12mg 66%
Potassium 674mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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