Spiced Apple Chili
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour.
Makes6 servings (2 quarts)
- 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
- In a Dutch oven, cook and crumble beef with onion over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes; drain.
- 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. Freeze option: Freeze cooled chili in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts1-1/3 cups: 284 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 945mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 7g fiber), 21g protein.
Oct 7, 2017
This was an amazing chili recipe. It was definitely a change from my classic chili with tomato juice. I LOVED the beef broth and apples in it.
Oct 7, 2017
Wow! This chili is delicious! I was unsure whether I would enjoy the taste of the apples, but I'm a convert!!! Not only did they taste delicious, they thickened the chili as they cooked down. I did two this differently. I used 93% ground turkey, and I added some tri-color bell peppers. I greatly enjoyed the taste of the cinnamon and apple cider vinegar in this recipe; they gave it a je ne sais quoi background note. The paprika added a terrific smoky taste. I will definitely put this recipe in my keeper file!
Sep 3, 2017
Apples are a fun addition to this chili, and the smoked paprika is great too!
Aug 4, 2017
I was already in the mood for Chili when my new Simple & Delicious magazine showed up in my mailbox... and I just happened to have apples on hand. I cut the recipe in half, made no other changes, and, Foodies, I heartily declare this very worthy of being the Grand Prize winner in Souper Stars contest. Bravo !!
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