Sometimes you just want a darn good chili, especially on a cool or cold day. Or you want a chili dog or chili burger while watching the game. As a trucker, you don’t always have a lot of time for prep and cooking, but you always want something that is delicious and sticks to the ribs. Here is a quick down-and-dirty chili recipe that is hearty and filling, and the addition of a few special ingredients really adds some extra dimension of flavor. I give you Dark Chocolate Chili Mole.
Dark Chocolate Chili Mole
Author: Yogi Parker| Prep time: 15 mins | Cook time: 30 mins | Total time: 45 mins | Serves: 6 – 8
What You Need
- 1lb / 450g bacon
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2lbs / 900g ground beef
- 3 TBSP chile powder
- 2 TBSP 100% cocoa powder
- 1 TBSP chipotle powder
- 2 tsp coconut aminos
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 bay leaf
- Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste (Get the best sea salt here and use code: carriebrown for 15% discount!)
- 2 cups / 1 pint beef stock or beef bone broth
- 6 oz / 170g tomato paste
- 14.5 oz / 400g diced stewed tomatoes
- 8 oz / 225g roasted green chiles
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 jalapeño or favorite hot pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
What You Do
- Chop the bacon into pieces approximately the size of a quarter and brown in a skillet.
- Remove bacon into a bowl and drain off most of the grease from the pan, leaving just enough to sauté with.
- Sauté the onion until translucent and set aside with the bacon.
- Sauté the beef and when it just begins to brown, add the bacon and onion back, then add all the seasonings and stir well to incorporate.
- Add the bone broth / beef stock, tomato paste, tomatoes, the rest of the veggies and apple cider vinegar.
- Stir to incorporate well and season again with salt and pepper to taste if needed.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer for about twenty minutes, stirring occasionally.
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- If you don’t like spicy, omit the jalapeño, but if you like spicy, add more jalapeños or a spicier pepper of your choice.
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- You an use ground bison instead of beef.
Lori WThis looks amazing. I am always impressed by both Carrie and Yogi’s recipes. Can’t wait to try this. Thanks for all you do.
KathleenI made this Chile Mole yesterday, and let me tell you – IT’S FABULOUS! I’ve never wanted wanted to try chocolate with any protein, but after reading the recipe, I thought “Why not?” And of course, there’s that pound of bacon – what could be wrong with that? :) It goes together quickly and the first taste left me totally aghast – the chocolate is not front and center, as I thought (was afraid) it might be – oh no, the flavor has a depth and complexity that must be tasted to be believed. We have a chili recipe which we’ve made for years, but this one’s a keeper, as a luxurious alternative. Just OUTSTANDING!!! <3