Chipotle Chocolate Chili
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Serves: 6
 
A comforting bowl of smoky chili! Heat from chipotle chilis, paired with earthy unsweetened cocoa powder, add a warm richness to a classic bowl of hearty chili.
Ingredients
  • ● 1½ Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • ● 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • ● 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ● 1- LB ground beef (85/15 suggested)
  • ● 1½ Tbsp. cumin
  • ● 1 Tbsp. smoked paprika
  • ● 4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, roughly chopped
  • ● 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • ● 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • ● 1 cup chicken or beef stock
  • ● 2 15 oz. cans red kidney beans, drained
  • ● 4 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • ● 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • ● Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ● Juice of 1 lime
  • ● Chips, shredded cheese, cilantro, for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large stockpot, over medium heat, add olive oil, yellow onion, and minced garlic. Sauté for 5 minutes. Add ground beef, and break into pieces inside the stockpot. Cook until all sides are browned, about 10-12 minutes. Add cumin, and smoked paprika.
  2. Add all diced tomatoes, chicken stock, and kidney beans. Mix well, and bring to a boil. Stir in chipotle peppers, tomato paste, and cocoa powder. Simmer on low heat to thicken, about 30-45 minutes. The longer it simmers, the richer the flavor!
  3. Add the juice of 1 lime for acid, and taste broth. Season with salt, and pepper, if desired.
  4. Serve with garnishes of choice (tortilla chips, fresh cilantro, cheese, etc.)
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 374 Fat: 9 Carbohydrates: 39 Sugar: 9 Fiber: 12 Protein: 30
Recipe by Casa de Crews at http://www.casadecrews.com/2017/10/chipotle-chocolate-chili.html