3chipotle peppersfrom a can of chipotles in adobo, chopped (cut down to 1-2, if you are sensitive to heat)
1Tbspadobo sauce from the can
2cans fire roasted diced tomatoes
1can black beansrinsed and drained
1ozdark chocolatesee note
Sea saltto taste
Chop the onion and garlic.
Cook the ground beef, onion, and garlic in a soup pot or Dutch oven for about eight minutes over medium-high heat, until the beef is cooked through, stirring occasionally and breaking it up as you go.
While the ground beef is browning, chop the chipotles.
Drain the beef. Stir in chipotles, adobo sauce, chili powder, oregano, cumin, and cinnamon, and simmer over medium-low heat for two minutes.
Stir in the beans, tomatoes, water, chocolate, and sea salt. Simmer partly covered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve with your favorite chili toppings. (I topped mine with shredded cheddar and served over a baked potato, which was just lovely.)
I used 7 Hershey’s Dark Kisses in this recipe, but you could use dark chocolate chips or a piece of a dark chocolate bar. If you don’t have dark chocolate on hand, substitute unsweetened cocoa powder + a little brown sugar, to taste.
Chocolate Chipotle Chili from Mashup Mom: https://www.mashupmom.com/chocolate-chipotle-chili/