Sunday, August 17, 2014

Chocolate In Chili....who knew?

This recipe is from my Better Homes & Gardens magazine and they must have had me in mind when they came up with this recipe!   I love the addition of the chocolate flavor and something I would never have thought to put in chili. They have 2 tbs. of chili powder listed but I put in just one and it really was too hot for me..have no idea how 2 tbs. would be, but I am sure it would be very hot! I really liked the flavor of this but next time just a dab of chili powder! LOL!  Of course the fire-roasted tomatoes added to the heat!

Smoky Weeknight Chili

1 tbs. vegetable oil
1 medium green pepper, chopped (3/4 cup)
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 15-16 oz. can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
1 15-16 oz.. can great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
2 tbsp. chili powder
1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
1 14 1/2 oz. can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1 tbsp. packed brown sugar
1 tbsp. dark unsweetened cocoa powder

In large saucepan heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add sweet pepper and onion; cook and stir 4 to 6 minutes or until tender.  Add beans and chili powder; cook and stir 2 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce, undrained tomatoes, brown sugar, and cocoa powder. Bring to boiling; reduce heat . Cover and simmer 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Top each serving with sour cream and green onions.  Makes 4 servings.


  1. Hi Mary, Just dropping in to wish you a very happy and blessed holiday season! Hope you are well!

  2. Hi Kathleen! So nice to hear from you and wishing you a very Merry Christmas! As you can see, I have not been doing much with my blog but hope to do more soon. Thanks for stopping by!