Spiced Apple Chili


1 pound ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
3 teaspoons chili powder
3 teaspoons smoked paprika
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
3 cups beef broth
2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
1 can (15 ounces) chili beans, undrained
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Optional toppings: shredded white cheddar cheese and diced red onion


1In a Dutch oven, cook and crumble beef with onion over medium-high heat until beef is no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes; drain.
2Add tomato paste, spices and garlic; cook and stir over medium heat 5 minutes. Stir in vinegar and broth until blended. Add remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Simmer, covered, until apples are tender and flavors are blended, about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with toppings as desired.

Helpful Hints:

Freeze option:
Freeze cooled chili in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally.
Total Time
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour.
Makes 6 servings (2 quarts)
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 284 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 945mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 7g fiber), 21g protein.

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