"Hawaiian Chili"

Valerie Reel


A 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.

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10 Min
30 Min


1 lb
lean ground beef
2 tsp
olive oil (unless you are using a fattier meat, if so don't add the oil and you will need to drain the meat)
2 tsp
basil, dried
2 tsp
oregano, dried
2 tsp
all-purpose seasoning (i prefer simply organic)
3 clove
garlic, finely chopped (or 4 teaspoons garlic powder)
2 tsp
parsley flakes
3 tsp
1 Tbsp
3 tsp
chipotle chili powder
2 tsp
cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp
allspice, ground
2 tsp
2 tsp
1 can(s)
(20oz) pineapple chunks
1 can(s)
(10oz) mild rotel tomatoes
medium sized red onion, diced finely
1 can(s)
(15oz) ranch style beans
1 can(s)
(27oz)bush's chili beans
1 can(s)
(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)

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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.

4Serve as is or a dollop of sour cream, monterey cheeses anything that you usually like with your chili. A sweet honey cornbread would be delicious.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chili
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #spicy, #hawaiian