Valerie's StoryA friend told me about how she had found a Hawaiian Chicken Chili. I decided to challenge myself to come up with a Hawaiian Beef Chili. I find it more difficult to make beef salty, spicy and sweet without being overpowering, this came out wonderfully spicy.
lean ground beef
olive oil (unless you are using a fattier meat, if so don't add the oil and you will need to drain the meat)
all-purpose seasoning (i prefer simply organic)
garlic, finely chopped (or 4 teaspoons garlic powder)
chipotle chili powder
(20oz) pineapple chunks
(10oz) mild rotel tomatoes
medium sized red onion, diced finely
(15oz) ranch style beans
(27oz)bush's chili beans
(27oz) bush's pinto beans
1Brown the beef with the garlic and onions, add in all the spices and olive oil. You can make this all in one pan if you use a very large skillet or pot. (If using a fattier meat, brown the meat(without the oil) , onions and garlic together, strain off the grease. Return to pot and add the spices)
2Once the beef is browned nicely and just starts to stick a little to the bottom, add in the pineapple, juice and all. Cook it into the beef about 5 minutes and slowly add in the beans and rotel tomatoes, you want all the juices from the beans and tomatoes as well.(Again a fattier meat will not start to stick to the pan, which is ok, just make sure the meat is thoroughly cooked)
3After adding in the beans and tomatoes slowly bring to a nice simmer, about 10 minutes. Taste and add accordingly, more salt or pepper chili powders for more heat, however you like it.