Pineapple Chili


Pineapple ChiliI 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:  

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Pineapple Chili

Serves: 8-10 servings

  • 2 lb. ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 15oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 15oz cans tomato sauce
  • 1 8oz can pineapple tidbits
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 Tbs. chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Brown ground beef, onion and garlic in a large pot.
  2. Drain and rinse under hot water to remove extra grease.
  3. Return meat to the pot and add all other ingredients.
  4. Heat thoroughly.



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  1. This sounds delicious! I love the addition of the pineapple! Pinning!

  2. Hey Tiffany! Haven’t heard of the Whole30 diet yet, let us know how it goes & what you think. Thanks!

  3. This can also be made with ground pork. The pork and the pineapple make a great flavor!

  4. Am I supposed to drain the pineapple??

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