Sweet Italian Chili

READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
Top Review by HJMcChristian

I'm making this for the fourth time today in two months. I tripled the recipe for a small party and there were no leftovers - everyone loves it. This is now a staple in our house. It's hearty and robust for Dad, and not spicy and sweet for Mom. I don't add water since we like our chili thick. I always cook my meat seperately from my onions so I don't have to worry about under/over cooking them. Everything goes in the crockpot once the chili is assembled for at least three hours.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef in a dutch oven.
  2. Drain and return to pan.
  3. Add bell pepper, parsley, onion and celery.
  4. Saute until onion is clear, approximately 5 minutes.
  5. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 1-1/2 to 2 hours.

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