Sweet BBQ Chili

READY IN: 6hrs




  • Wash beans and mix them together in a pan of water (You can change the ratio the goal is to make it pretty).
  • Bring the beans to a boil and turn off the heat. Let them set for 1 hour.
  • Rinse them in cold water until the water runs clear and they stop making bubbles. (This takes the gas out of them)
  • Cover the beans with water, bring them to a boil and simmer until tender.
  • (Never salt beans until they are completely done cooking!).
  • While the beans simmer chop the onion and saute it with the italian seasoning, the chili powder, green chili peppers, garlic, and cayenne in a skillet. I suggest cutting the onion in large pieces instead of mincing it but that is optional.
  • Add the Hamburger. (You can also use any ground meat including sausage. which by the way is wonderful and adds its own spice. Elk meat or Venison is also delicious)
  • Saute the hamburger, onions and spices together until the burger is done. Again I don't cut the burger in small pieces but leave it in large chunks.
  • When the beans are tender add the burger mixture and tomatoes and salt to taste.
  • Add the brown sugar slowly taste testing alot until it is sweet enough. Then pour in the bottle of BBQ sauce. Mix it together and taste it again.
  • It should be sweet until you swallow then hit you with the pepper heat.
  • Make adjustments to your own taste.
  • Once you get the flavor just how you want it let it simmer until you are ready to serve. The longer it simmers the better it will be.
  • Serve topped with cheddar cheese and paired with Deep Skillet Cornbread.
  • Makes a good Planover meal. Can be frozen.