Spicy Sweet Chili

When it comes to chili recipes, you don't normally find pineapple in the ingredient list, but the fruit adds a hint of sweetness in contrast to the beef and spices.

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  • 8 ounces boneless beef top sirloin or top round steak
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 15 1/4 ounce can pineapple tidbits (juice pack), undrained
  • 1 15 - 15 3/4 ounce can chili beans with chili gravy, undrained
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Dairy sour cream (optional)
Trim fat from meat. Cut meat into 3/4-inch pieces. Lightly coat an unheated 4-quart Dutch oven with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat over medium-high heat. Add meat, onion, celery, and garlic. Cook and stir until meat is brown and onion is tender.
Carefully stir in the water, pineapple, chili beans with gravy, tomatoes, tomato sauce, brown sugar, chili powder, salt, and cayenne pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 45 to 60 minutes or until meat is tender. If desired, serve with sour cream. Makes 5 or 6 servings.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 325, Fat, total (g) 2, chol. (mg) 27, carb. (g) 39, Monounsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 8, sugar (g) 19, pro. (g) 16, sodium (mg) 750, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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