Chili Pepper Madness

May 19, 2014

Mike's Sweet Chili

Mike's Sweet Chili Recipe Mike's Sweet Chili Recipe

This chili forgoes the focus on tomato sauce and brings in the beer! It’s on the sweeter side with the chocolate and sugar, but absolutely on the delicious side. Include sliced jalapeno peppers for some extra kick, or introduce some sliced habanero peppers for some REAL spice. This one has a good medium heat level and plenty of flavor. Don't let the amount of ingredients scare you! You can always use your own store bought chili seasoning mix, but cooking with the base seasonings is more fun and allows you to control the flavor better.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound chicken, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 can beer of choice
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 6 beef bouillon cubes
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 ounce semi-sweet chocolate
  • Hot sauce to taste (a few splashes will do)
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon warm water

Cooking Directions

  1. In a large pan, brown beef and chicken together, about 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in onion, jalapeno and garlic and cook until onion and jalapenos are tender.
  3. Add remaining ingredients except for flour, cornmeal and tablespoon of warm water. Mix well.
  4. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 1-2 hours.
  5. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, cornmeal and tablespoon of water. Mix.
  6. Pour into chili and stir.
  7. Cover chili and cook an additional 20 minutes to thicken.
  8. Serve!

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