I know it sounds super weird, but it’s really good! The pineapple lends a natural sweetness that balances the spice of the chili. I first had chili with pineapple last year at our church fall festival. I asked for the recipe quite a few times, but the cook never remembered to give it to me. So, I decided to make my own version!
My other goal with this chili was to create something that would be compliant with the Whole30 diet that I’m going to do in January. More info and resources for that are coming soon. Basically, the Whole30 plan is grain free, dairy free, bean/legume free plus some other restrictions. As best I can tell, this chili will work on that plan. Yay!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 lb. ground beef
- 1 onion chopped
- 4 cloves garlic crushed
- 3 15 oz cans diced tomatoes
- 2 15 oz cans tomato sauce
- 1 8 oz can pineapple tidbits
- 2 cups water
- 4 Tbs. chili powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Brown ground beef, onion and garlic in a large pot.
- Drain and rinse under hot water to remove extra grease.
- Return meat to the pot and add all other ingredients.
- Heat thoroughly.
This sounds delicious! I love the addition of the pineapple! Pinning!
I made this tonight for my first dinner on Whole 30. Easy and delicious. Thank you.
Good luck with the Whole 30! It’s challenging, but fun.
Leslie W says
Hey Tiffany! Haven’t heard of the Whole30 diet yet, let us know how it goes & what you think. Thanks!
Leslie, I’ve got several posts planned to share what I’m going to be eating (and not eating!) in January. Stay tuned 🙂
This can also be made with ground pork. The pork and the pineapple make a great flavor!
Am I supposed to drain the pineapple??
No, add the juice into the chili too.
Cool..thanks! I’m making this tonight! 🙂
Made this tonight – I added beans (not whole30) for some more substance.