Cowboy Candy Chili

"Cowboy Candy Chili corrals a spicy blend of beef, beans, red pepper, yellow onion, and roasted tomatoes with the sweet heat of candied jalapenos, offering a variety of sweet and savory flavors guaranteed to satisfy your hungriest buckaroos."

Prep Time

30 Minutes

Cook Time

One Hour, 30 Minutes

Paired With

Main Protein



Jalapenos, Sliced Into Rings 7 Peppers, 1 Cup, 0.5 Cup, 0.25 Cup, 0.5 Tsp., 3 Tbs., 1, 1, 1 Lb., 2 14.5 Oz. Cans, 1 8 Oz. Can, 2 15.5 Oz. Cans, 1 Tbs., 1 Tbs., 1 Tsp.
White Sugar
White Vinegar
Olive Oil
Sweet Yellow Onion, Diced
Sweet Red Pepper, Diced
80% Lean Ground Beef
Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes, Drained
Tomato Sauce
Black Beans, Drained And Rinsed
Chili Powder
Light Brown Sugar


  1. Combine jalapeno rings, water, sugar, vinegar, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil.
  2. Once the liquid is boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Cover the saucepan and remove from the heat to cool.
  4. While the jalapenos are cooking, heat the olive oil over medium heat in a skillet.
  5. Add the onion and red pepper to the skillet and sauté for 10 minutes.
  6. Set the onion and red pepper aside in a bowl.
  7. In the same skillet, brown the ground beef.
  8. Return the onion and red pepper to the skillet.
  9. Add tomatoes, black beans, and tomato sauce to the skillet.
  10. Finely chop the candied jalapenos and add to the skillet, reserving one dozen jalapeno slices for garnish.
  11. Stir in the chili powder, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  12. Let the chili simmer over medium heat until hot and the flavors are blended.
  13. Garnish with the reserved jalapeno slices and serve.