Dinner Tonight: Sweet Corn Chili

I’m not going to lie…as I was eating this, I kept thinking “dang, that’s good!”.  I was super impressed with myself on this night :).  If you’ve read this blog for long, you’ll notice that I often refer to my two very favorite recipes…for spring/summer it’s my Bacon and Corn Pasta and for fall/winter it’s Sausage Corn Chowder…apparently, I really love corn.

Every winter, I’m always experimenting with new chili recipes (because the Shull family could eat chili almost every night), so on this night, I decided to make a Sweet Corn Chili and it was fabulous!!  This really and truly might be my very favorite chili recipe (and I have like 4 billion chili recipes).

I made this on the stove top in one pot (hallelujah!) in minutes but you could also brown your ground beef and throw everything in the slow cooker too. I would cook it on low 6 to 8 hours or high about 3 hours.  Don’t stir the frozen corn into your slow cooker until the last 20 or 30 minutes of cooking.

This recipe serves four adults.


Shopping List
1 pound of ground beef (or ground turkey)
1 onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 (6 oz) can of tomato paste
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14 oz) can of creamed corn
1 (14 oz) can of diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups frozen corn
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Salt and Pepper
Sour cream and/or shredded cheese to garnish, optional

In a large pot over medium-high heat, brown your ground beef in a drizzle of EVOO.  Add in a nice pinch of salt and pepper.  Once browned and crumbly, stir in your chopped onion and jalapeno.  Saute a few minutes and add another little pinch of S&P.  Stir in your chili powder and next four ingredients.  Reduce heat to low and simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Stir in your frozen corn and simmer another minute or two.

Ladle chili into bowls and serve.

One pot.  One hearty dinner.

Happy chili night!

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  • Stephanie@SweetTeaAndSunshine November 6, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    I'm going to have to try this one! My husband won a chili cook-off a couple weeks back (unanimously, but I'm not bragging or anything…) with a chili that had ground sausage, red, yellow & green bell peppers, red onion, and….1 cup of pureed pumpkin! IT WAS DELICIOUS!

  • Lindsay D. November 6, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Your Bacon and Corn Pasta and Sausage Corn Chowder are two of my favorite recipes of yours as well!! 🙂 I also really love your Chicken and Dumplings!!

  • Haley @ Cupcakes and Sunshine November 6, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Bring on the chili! SO happy for cooler weather and chili dinners 🙂

  • Jen November 6, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    I don't know what I would do wtihout you. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  • Kate November 6, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Looks delicious, I love corn, too! Could you use kidney beans instead of black?


  • Mix and Match Mama November 6, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    You can totally use kidney beans! Enjoy!

  • Julianne November 7, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Shay, funny thing about this recipe – I searched your site yesterday for recipes with ground turkey because I had a pound I needed to use last night. Found this Sweet Corn Chili – made it last night – YUM! Had no idea it was yesterday's post. How funny?!? Don't know how I missed it in the morning, but I am glad you posted it when you did! Served this with mini corn muffins and it was terrific. New staple chili recipe for me. Thanks!!

  • Erica Gammon November 7, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Making this today in the crockpot for supper tonight!!! Smells so good I had to sneak a bite & it is heavenly!!!! One of my faves….I can already tell!

  • Brittany November 9, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    This was absolutely delicious!! We loved eating this while watching our Aggies play last night. My husband has been telling me to "tell Shay thank you" for a while now! Ha! I've been making so many of your recipes lately and they are always a hit! Thanks so much for sharing with us! 🙂

  • Stephanie Ginn December 10, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Made this tonight and LOVED it! Perfect combonation of flavors.

  • Stephanie Smith December 15, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Made this last night…my husband raved! Just ate it for lunch too – even better the next day!

  • TheShorelineBride January 18, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    This is THE BEST recipe. SO easy and delicious – we eat it as chili, and then put it in tacos or eat it with tortilla chips!! YUM!

  • Dana February 19, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    This was delicious! I made it and enjoyed a bowl while reading Sean's new book – for the right reasons! I just read the part about Andrew looking out for Sean on his football team & how you and Andrew met- very cute story!!

    Delicious chili! great recipe

  • Leigh February 23, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    This is my favourite Chili recipe of all time! Delicious on a cold Canadian night!

  • Holly February 23, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Making this on our Snow Day!!! Thank you!

  • Michelle Beer April 13, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Would I be able to make it in a crockpot? If so how would you recommend i set it? looks sooo good

    • Mix and Match Mama April 13, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      I made it in the slow cooker just last Thursday!! Brown your ground beef and then place it and the other ingredients in your slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours. Garnish before serving. Enjoy!!

    • Erin October 19, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      I plan to double the recipe…would a double batch still fit in a crockpot?

  • my3 kids April 21, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Thanks for the recipe, Shay!! It's cooking now and smells amazing. Hope my family likes it as much as yours:)


  • Jenny Perez May 12, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Oh my goodness Shay, this is so yummy!! I have this simmering on my stovetop right now & just took a little taste. So good!! I am usually not a huge fan of canned creamed corn, but it absolutely makes this dish by adding a bit of sweetness. Thanks for a great recipe!

  • Kristin McGeeney July 1, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    I make this on the regular! I substitute the diced tomatoes for two big squirts of bbq sauce. LOVE THIS!

  • Molly McCrory October 4, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    An easy, tasty delicious way to kick off stew season! I only wish I had doubled it– it's that good!!

  • Lynn {A Taste of Country} October 20, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    I LOVED this! I had some ground beef and was looking for a new recipe to use it in. This turned out great, and I'm eating the leftovers for lunch right now!

  • Sarah September 16, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    I cooked this with a fresh jalapeño and two tbsp of Indian chilli powder in the Uk. Lovely flavour but way too hot!!! I will
    Definitely make again though with an adaption to our English spice.

  • Ashley October 3, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Best chili I have ever had!! Leftovers are even better. Thank you so much for the amazing recipe.

  • Kelly Franks October 17, 2016 at 9:07 am

    How hot does the jalapeno make it? I’m not one for super spicy.

    • Mix and Match Mama October 17, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      Totally omit it if you want. You will not miss it if you’re not into spice. (Or remove the seeds and ribs for less heat!)

  • Jaime October 20, 2016 at 3:00 am

    This was fantastic! My husband and boys loved it. It was a good change from my normal chili! We liked the sweet and heat combo. Thanks for the recipe!!!

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