Cocoa Chilli

Cocoa Chili
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Ebru Acar
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 2 hours 20 mins
Total time: 2 hours 50 mins
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • •2 1/2 lb. lean chuck, ground
  • •1 lb. lean pork, ground
  • •4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • •1 cup finely chopped onion
  • •8 oz. hunt’s tomato sauce
  • •1 cup water
  • •1 can beer (12 oz.)
  • •3 tablespoons chili powder
  • •2 tablespoons instant beef bouillon (or 6 cubes)
  • •2 tablespoons cumin, ground
  • •2 teaspoons paprika
  • •2 teaspoons oregano leaves
  • •2 teaspoons sugar
  • •1/2 teaspoon coriander, ground
  • •2 teaspoon unsweetened CACAO POWDER
  • •1/2 teaspoon Louisiana hot sauce
  • •1 teaspoon cornmeal
  • •1 teaspoon flour
  • •1 teaspoon warm water
  • •2 (15-ounce) cans of kidney beans (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, brown 1 1/4 pounds of the ground meat (the beef and the pork), drain the fat. Remove meat.
  2. Brown the rest of the ground meat, drain all but 2 tablespoons of the fat.
  3. Add the garlic and onion, cook and stir until tender.
  4. Add the other half of the meat and the tomato sauce, water, beer, chili powder, bouillon, cumin, paprika, oregano, sugar, coriander, cocoa, and hot sauce.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Stir in one can of beans, if desired.
  7. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 2 hours.
  8. Stir in the remaining can of beans.
  9. In a small bowl, stir together the cornmeal and flour, then add the warm water and mix well.
  10. Stir into chili and cook, covered, for an additional 20 minutes.

 

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