Chocolate Chili

Connee Sheckler

By
@conneeconehead

My husband's recipe. He adds unsweetened chocolate to give the chili a great richness.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
A Crowd
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

2 lb
ground beef, pork or turkey
1 stick
butter
3
garlic cloves, minced
1 lb
mushrooms, chopped
1
each of red, yellow and orange bell pepper, sliced or diced
1 large
red onion, sliced
2 can(s)
14.5 oz. diced tomatoes, undrained
2 c
water
1 can(s)
15.15.5 oz. dark red kidney beans, undrained
1 can(s)
15.5 oz. light red kidney beans, undrained
2 oz
(2 squares) unsweetened chocolate
1/2 c
chili powder
1/2 c
granulated sugar
1/4 c
parsley flakes
1/4 c
ground cumin
1 Tbsp
ground mustard
2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
black pepper
1 tsp
cayenne pepper
1
dash or two of tabasco sauce (or to taste)

Step-By-Step

1In large skillet, over medium heat, cook meat until browned, stirring often. Drain well; set aside.
2Add butter to large stockpot. Turn heat to low-medium.
3Add garlic, mushrooms, onion and bell peppers; cook until translucent, stirring constantly, about 5 min.
4Add reserved meat to stockpot, folding in gently.
5Add remaining ingredients, in order given, stirring well after each addition.
6Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to simmer and cook, uncovered for at least 1 hour (I like to leave it on the stove and simmer for several hours.) Stir occasionally.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American