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The Best Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Chili For New Year 2020


The Best Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Chili For 2020 Christmas And Halloween …

This sweet and spicy chili has the perfect balance of sweet and spicy! Plus, for added convenience it’s made in the slow cooker AND it feeds a crowd!
prep time20 mins
cook time4 hrs 30 mins
total time4 hrs 50 mins
servings:14 servings
author:Salt & Baker


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • orange bell pepper diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 large sweet onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic minced
  • 1 lb hot Italian sausage casings removed
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 6-oz cans tomato paste
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 16 oz cans dark red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 22 oz can Bush’s Grillin’ Beans Bourbon and Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (For less heat, only add 1/4 tsp)
  • tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (for less heat, only add 1/8 tsp)


  • sour cream
  • grated cheese
  • saltine crackers (I love to use the saltine cracker to scoop up the chili)
  • lime wedges


  • In a large skillet over medium heat add the olive oil. Once shimmering add the onion and bell peppers. Cook until onion is translucent, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Remove from heat and transfer this mixture to the slow cooker.
  • Place the large skillet over medium heat again, this time add the hot Italian sausage and the ground beef. Using a wooden spoon, break the meat up into small pieces. Cook until no longer pink. Drain the fat.
  • Place the cooked meat in the slow cooker.
  • Add all of the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker except for the garnishes. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Stirring at least once within those 4 hours (making sure to scrape the bottom so no food sticks).
  • Serve warm! This recipe makes a lot! And it’s filling

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