Sassy Sweet & Spicy Chili

Our recipe for Sassy Sweet & Spicy Chili is simple but packed with a whole lot of flavor! And it’s so tasty, it’s guaranteed to please everyone at the dinner table.


  • 1/2 cup Sue Bee® Honey
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 14.5-ounce can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 2 15-ounce cans chili beans
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Crumble ground beef in a large stock or soup pot.
  • Brown ground beef; add onion, green pepper and garlic clove.
  • Cook the ingredients until the onion is almost translucent. Drain grease.
  • Add tomatoes, jalapeno pepper, chili beans, chili powder, thyme, cumin and cinnamon.
  • Stir all ingredients together well. Cover the pot and let simmer for 30 minutes.
  • After simmering, stir in the Sue Bee® Honey and serve.
Aunt Sue's Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
Aunt Sue's® Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.

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