Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a very old chili recipe - one I've been making since I was a teenager. You can add additional beans if you have them (sometimes I add black beans or whatever suits me).

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Brown the ground beef in a dutch oven with about 1/2 bottle chili powder.
  2. Add to this the can of chiles, the crushed tomatoes and the tomatoe sauce (rinse out the tomatoe cans with about 1/3 can of water and add this as well).
  3. Simmer for about 5 minutes to blend and then dump in all four cans of undrained beans.
  4. Next, stir in the cocoa powder and simmer for another 5 or 10 minutes.
  5. Add a couple of teaspoons of salt and some freshly ground green peppercorns.
  6. Taste and add additional salt and pepper and chili powder if needed.
  7. Simmer for about an hour and serve.

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