Chocolate Chili

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
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2 pounds ground beef

2 onions, chopped

1 tablespoon plus 2teaspoons chili powder

1 tablespoon ground cumin

2 tablespoonsunsweetened cocoa powder

3 cloves garlic,minced

2 jalapeno peppers,seeded and minced

Two 15-ounce cansranch-style beans, undrained

1 teaspoon cayennepepper

1 teaspoon driedoregano

Two 15-ounce cansblack beans, drained and rinsed

One 15-ounce can diced tomatoes

4 cups tomato sauce

2 cups beef broth

Optional garnishes: Sour cream, shredded cheese, minced chives


  1. In a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, add the ground beef and cook for 2 minutes. Next, add the onions, chili powder and cumin, and stir together. Add the cocoa, garlic and jalapenos, mix together and cook for 2 minutes. Next, add in the ranch-style beans, cayenne pepper and oregano, and cook for another minute. Add the black beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and broth, cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  2. Garnish with sour cream, shredded cheese and chives if desired.