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This was really good! I omitted the jalapeno so my toddler would eat it and doubled the recipe - I used Nestle's SemiSweet Morsels. I used 3 can of black beans and 1 can of pinto beans (all I had), sauteed the onions, garlic and green pepper together, added spices and sauteed for a minute then transferred to crock pot where I added all other ingredients. Cooked on low for 6 hours and served with corn bread. YUM!!!!

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Lilmsbritches July 14, 2011

I was looking for a way to use up the extra black beans in my fridge and this was an awesome one! We loved it, and I will make it again! The only bit I didn't care for was the cinnamon (and I l o v e cinnamon). It seemed to stick out rather than blending nicely with the rest of the spices. The first thing my husband said when he tasted it was, "Did you put cinnamon in this?" Thank you for posting a great recipe!

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Meliska January 14, 2011

Best Vegan recipe I have ever made. I omitted the jalapeno and celery simply because I didn't have any. Instead of a can of diced tomatoes I used a can of diced tomatoes with green chili. I also used three different beans- pinto, red and black. VERY flavorful without being overwhelming. I love when the sweet and spicy flavors impress all sides of your tongue and then meld together harmoniously. Awesome recipe - even my carnivores loved it.

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Provl8dy in training March 07, 2010

Totally yum! I used a can of pinto beans and a can of kidney beans, because that was what I had. I omitted the jalapeno, also, since I didn't have one. Really outstanding. Thanks!

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ChefLizD January 04, 2010

We really enjoyed this unique recipe, and we plan to make it again -- but -- 1 tablespoon of chili powder plus a jalapeno?...not for the faint of heart! I don't consider myself a lightweight, but next time we'll be backing off on the heat. Thanks for posting this!

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amybethanderson September 21, 2009

Wow, this was a great chili! I was afraid to try it because my bf is so used to his Mom's chili (hard to measure up against that!) but he really enjoyed this. I left out the peppers and celery because I'm fussy, but next time I will add corn as Lando did, that sounds great. Thanks so much for this recipe!

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horseplay June 13, 2009

I've been making this recipe for quite a while now. I usually double it (which is very easy) and add a cup of fresh corn kernels. Every time I serve this to someone new, their first reaction is "What?!? Chocolate in chili?", then I just wait until they take their first bite, watch their eyes grow big with wonder and delight. Thank you for this wonderful gift!

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Lando June 11, 2009

Great tasting chili. I don't eat vegetarian usually, but this recipe piqued my interest with the strange combo of ingredients. I made a few changes to kick up the spicy factor, since that's how I like it. I used a 5oz can of diced jalapenos, skipped the bell peppers since I'm not a fan, and used a 14oz can of diced tomatoes with chipotle. I subbed lemon juice for the lime since that's what I had. Very filling and I imagine it will taste even better tomorrow!

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Andrew Mollmann April 10, 2009
Black Bean and Chocolate Chili