Sweet and Smoky Chili

This traditional, tomato-based chili has a sweet and smoky flavor, with a kick of spice at the end. Make your meat go further with this crowd-pleasing recipe, using any type of ground meat.

Sweet and Smoky Chili

Photo by @lolaslickinbbq


  • 1-2 lbs Ground Beef (or Turkey)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 45 oz tomato sauce
  • 15 oz Bush’s Baked Beans
  • 15 oz black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • Toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips, etc.
Prep time
10 minutes
Cook time
30 minutes


  1. Brown ground beef with onion, pepper, and garlic in a large pot. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for a least 30 minutes over medium heat.
  3. Serve with toppings of your choice.
We believe in creating a meaningful connection between you and the food you eat. Taste, transparency and convenience shouldn’t be mutually exclusive. This has been our founding belief since we started in 2015, and it continues to be the force that drives us.
300,000+ happy customers
3000 tons of styrofoam saved with our fully compostable insulation
Over 2 million boxes shipped