Cocoa Chili

Cocoa Chili Recipe

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

How to Make Cocoa Chili


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

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About Cocoa Chili

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

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