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I’ve always wanted and ate my chili if it was spicy beyond belief. To me, if the chili didn’t make me sweat profusely, it wasn’t chili. However as I’ve grown older, I’ve expanded my palate to any food that just tastes good and is healthy. I was sent a chili recipe book by Marlboro where they chose 50 winning recipes to print in a neat tiny book. As I was flipping through the recipes, I saw one that I just had to try just to expand my experience with chili — called Sweet & Spicy Honey Chili. I’ve had a bowl just now after fixing it, and I’m in love! It’s sweet, not spicy for me, but definitely tasty. Here’s the recipe:

  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 clove chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup red or green bell pepper
  • 1 14.5oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 4oz. can diced green chili peppers
  • 2 15oz. cans chili beans
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder/1 teaspoon of cumin and thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt and cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup pure honey

In a large pan, brown the ground beef. Add the onion, garlic, and green peppers; continue cooking until the onion is browned. Drain the grease from the pan. Add the tomatoes, chili peppers, chili beans, chili powder, cumin, thyme, salt, and cinnamon. Mix well in the pan, and place a lid on the pan and allow the mixture to simmer for an additional 7-10 minutes. Add honey and stir well. Serve with crackers, cheese, and cornbread. Makes 8-12 servings.

Sorry, no pictures this time, the roommate’s brother is borrowing it.