Chocolate Chili #Choctoberfest

Chocolate Chili

Chocolate… chili? Listen, I know it sounds weird, but this chocolate chili recipe is awesome. I made it for my boyfriend’s birthday part last month, and not only did he love it, but the entire party could not stop eating it!

Over the past week, we’ve been joined by dozens of other bloggers posting chocolate recipes for #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar, and while most of them have been sweet, I’ve also seen some interesting-looking savory recipes, like this Citrus and Hemp Salad with Chocolate Balsamic Vinaigrette from The Saucy Southerner and this Filet Mignon Au Poivre with Chocolate Port Sauce from A Day in the Life on the Farm.

We also posted a Chocolate Beef Stew recipe earlier this week, which was super yummy.

So if you’re a true chocoholic, get outside the box and try some savory chocolate recipes like this Chocolate Chili!

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Don’t miss the #Choctoberfest giveaway we have going on right now. You could win $350 worth of sweet treats, but you have to enter soon – tomorrow is the last day to sign up.

Here’s my chocolate chili recipe, adopted from a recipe I found on Around My Family Table. Stick this in the crock pot on low and your entire house will smell delicious all day!

Chocolate Chili #Choctoberfest

Dark chocolate gives this chili a deep, hearty taste.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 lg diced green bell pepper
  • 1 lg diced red bell pepper
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 4 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 oz 70%+ dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 3 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 14-oz cans beans (pinto, kidney, cannellini, great northern, navy - any combination of your favorite)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 28-oz can crushed tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional: chips, sour cream, cheese, crackers

Instructions

  1. Dice the onion and peppers. Add to saute pan with oil and saute until fragrant.
  2. Mince or finely chop garlic and add to the pan. Add the Italian seasoning and chili powder Cook for one minute.
  3. Add beef and cook until browned.
  4. Transfer to slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients and stir.
  5. Cook on low for at least 6 hours or on high for at least 4 hours.
  6. Serve with pita/tortilla chips, sour cream, cheese, and crackers if desired
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Here are the other bloggers posting chocolate recipes today for #Choctoberfest:


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Allison is one of the co-founders here at The PinterTest Kitchen. She also works as a content marketing consultant and freelance writer - find out more at AllisonBoyer.com.

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