Aug 11

Chocolate Chili

Earlier this year, our school had a chili cookout competition to raise money for the Internal Medicine club. I made Pumpkin Chili but subbed out the beef/turkey for tofu so that people with food restrictions (e.g. vegetarians, vegans) could have some. A girl that I was sharing my table with made this super amazing chili–I’m really surprised that she didn’t win (I definitely would’ve voted for her :O ), and I managed to snag the recipe from her, so here it is! 😀

The original recipe called for 3 squares of bittersweet chocolate, 1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 can of crushed tomatoes and the ground beef cooked in onions, garlic and green pepper. I couldn’t find actual squares, so I used Ghirardelli 60% cacao baking chips instead, subbed in 2 cans of diced tomatoes and omitted the green pepper. If you have all the ingredients the original recipe called for, by all means, go for it! :]

The shredded mozzarella is really only there because (if that bowl looks familiar to you…) I couldn’t find any of my bowls after I moved, and I didn’t want it to be empty, but feel free to add shredded cheese to your chili!

Chocolate Chili

-3 oz Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate
-1 lb. lean ground beef
-2 large cloves garlic, minced
-1 onion, diced
-drizzle of EVOO
-1 can light red kidney beans
-1 can black beans
-2 cans diced tomatoes in tomato juice
-1 can corn
-1 packet taco seasoning (more if you want it spicier)

1) Heat up some EVOO in a pan on medium-high heat and throw in the diced onions, minced garlic and ground beef. Cook and stir for ~5-7 minutes.
2) Add all other ingredients into the crock pot. Add the beef mixture.
3) Cook for 4 hours on low.

Eat Drink & Be Mary

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  1. Rachael A

    I have never thought of putting chocolate in a chilli – but this looks great, really colourful and tasty! x
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks! It definitely has a unique flavor to it! :]

  2. Annmarie

    Yum! I love chili- it is such a great Fall dish to make. I have never had the chocolate version of it before but I can imagine the flavor is quite amazing. Going to have to try this during football season 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      It was good stuff! 😀 I gotta dream up something awesome to make for football season! There are lots of ideas floating around at the moment, but nothing particularly jumping out at me, haha. 😛

  3. Anne

    Yum! I love the combination of chocolate with chili spices. I will be making this as soon as the weather cools off!

    1. Farrah

      Same! I never would’ve thought to blend the two if I hadn’t come across hers, but I love the combination. :] I hope you like it when you try it out!

  4. Becca from It's Yummi!

    My dad’s secret chili ingredient was 2 ounces (2 squares) of Baker’s Unsweetened chocolate! Looks like your recipe is a winner in my book! 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      Awesome! Your dad and my friend (I’m so glad she shared the recipe with me! 😛 ) were definitely on to something! 😀

  5. Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner

    Yum I would make your choc chili with tofu too!
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    1. Farrah

      Ooo, good thought! I need more protein in my diet; I somehow keep forgetting that I can throw in tofu! 😛

  6. Stephanie

    Sounds amazing!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!
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    1. Farrah

      Definitely! Thanks again for hosting! I’ve added in a couple so far. Digging around for more! (If only I could remember what I’ve already shared…hahaha.)

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