Spiced Apple Chili

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour.


6 servings (2 quarts)

Updated: Jun. 29, 2023
Nothing says fall like chili and apples. I use smoked paprika to give this slightly sweet chili a smoky kick. —Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chili beans, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Optional toppings: shredded white cheddar cheese and diced red onion


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook and crumble beef with onion over medium-high heat until beef is no longer pink, 5-7 minutes; drain.
  2. Add tomato paste, spices and garlic; cook and stir over medium heat 5 minutes. Stir in vinegar and broth until blended. Add remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Simmer, covered, until apples are tender and flavors are blended, about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with toppings as desired.

Can you freeze Spiced Apple Chili?

Freeze cooled chili in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 284 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 945mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 7g fiber), 21g protein.