Cocoa Chili Recipe

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Cocoa Chili

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Ingredients

4 c
water
28 oz
tomatoes, whole undrained, cut up
1/2 c
tomato juice
5 Tbsp
shortening
4 lb
lean ground beef
2 c
onion, coarsely chopped
2
minced garlic cloves
4
bay leaves
4 Tbsp
chili powder
3 Tbsp
cocoa
2 tsp
oregano
2 tsp
ground cumin
2 tsp
sugar
1.5 tsp
salt
2 Tbsp
chopped cilantro
4 Tbsp
flour
1/3 c
cold water
1/2 tsp
cayenne

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In an 8 quart saucepan or kettle, combine water, undrained tomatoes and tomato juice; begin cooking over medium heat.
2
Meanwhile, in a skillet, melt shortening then add beef and onion.
3
Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned; immediately add beef and onion to tomato mixture.
4
Add garlic, bay leaves, chili powder, cocoa, oregano, cumin, sugar, salt and cayenne.
5
Heat to boiling.
6
Reduce heat; simmer 2-1/2 to 3 hours.
7
Add additional water if chili gets too thick during cooking.
8
About 30 minutes before chili is done, add cilantro.
9
Mix flour with 1/3 cup water; add to chili.
10
Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until chili is thickened.
11
Remove bay leaves before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef Soups, Chili
Other Tag: Quick & Easy