Ed's Chicago Cocoa Chili ( Aka Chocolate Chili ) Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef (you can actually use any ground meat combination, turkey, chicken, pork, italian sausage)
  • 1 cup yellow sweet onion (1 medium or large chopped or diced vidalia, oso, etc.)
  • 1 cup sweet bell pepper (1 whole pepper, chopped or diced, any color)
  • 2 stalks celery (chopped or diced)
  • 1 carrot (chopped or diced)
  • 2 jalapeno peppers (sliced or chopped)
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 4-8 garlic cloves (smashed silly)
  • salt and pepper (a few shakes here and there can't hurt)
  • 1/4 cup prepared sweet-and-sour mix (pick up a bottle of Mr. & Mrs. T's sweet-and-sour mix from your grocery store liquor aisle)
  • 1/8 cup orange juice
  • 1/8 cup lime juice (or juice from 1 lime)
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice (or juice from 1 lemon)
  • 1-2 ounce dark chocolate or 1-2 ounce bittersweet chocolate
  • THE KILLER COCOA CHILI SPICE MIX, which contains the following ingredients:
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Mexican chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (leave this separate if you want to adjust the sweetness of your chili)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder

Description

I Like Cooking And I Love Chili And Chocolate, So If There Was Any Way I Could Combine The Three, I Was Gonna Do It. So Here Is My Quite Excellent Balance Of Sweet, Sour, Salty And…

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