Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This chilli has some kick from two different types of chilli powder, plus dried chilli flakes. Recipe is from my Carb-Lovers Diet Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until softened, 6-7 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add meat and cook, breaking up with a spoon, until just cooked through, 5 minutes. Add cocoa, chilli powder, cumin, chipotle chilli powder, salt, pepper, and chilli flakes, and cook for 1 minute until fragrant. Add peppers, tomatoes and beans and bring to the boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until most liquid is absorbed, 40-45 minutes.
  2. Divide between 6 bowls and garnish with fresh coriander, onion and sour cream if desired.
Most Helpful

Bit too much heat for our liking - even with the chilli halved! Was hoping to get a totally new chilli con carne experience with the cocoa, but I felt like the chilli powder drowned it out.

JennyMidget December 15, 2013