Chocolate Chili

1
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

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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)

How to Make Chocolate Chili

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.

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About Chocolate Chili

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




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