Chocolate Chili

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Chocolate Chili

For chili lovers, for chocolate lovers - the ultimate combination!

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  • 4 to 6Servings


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1½ pounds ground beef
  • 1 (16-ounce) can kidney beans
  • 1 (16-ounce) can tomato puree
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • ½ cup canned green chilies, whole
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons ground red chili powder hot-mild
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 beef bouillon cube


1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is translucent. 

2. Add meat to the skillet. Break up any lumps with a fork and cook, stirring occasionally, until meat is evenly browned. 

3. Stir in kidney beans, tomato puree, tomato paste, green chile, water, 1-ounce of chocolate, ground chili, cumin and beef cube. Mix well.

4. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer, uncovered, for ½ hour, stirring occasionally. 

5. Stir in remaining chocolate and continue cooking until thoroughly blended. Taste and adjust seasonings.