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"hawaiian chili"

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Valerie Reel
kings valley, OR

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.

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For "hawaiian chili"

  • 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
    (20oz) pineapple chunks
  • 1 can
    (10oz) mild rotel tomatoes
  • 1/2
    medium sized red onion, diced finely
  • 1 can
    (15oz) ranch style beans
  • 1 can
    (27oz)bush's chili beans
  • 1 can
    (27oz) bush's pinto beans

How To Make "hawaiian chili"

  • 1
    Brown 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)
  • 2
    Once 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)
  • 3
    After 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.
  • 4
    Serve 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.

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