Served this delicious Chili in bowls along with crusty rolls fresh from the oven. The 1/2 teaspoon of cocoa powder had me intrigued but ... I know I'll be having to give it a try at some point! Next time around I'll be following your suggestion and saute the meat and onions and simmer it in the crock pot ... but will be doubling the recipe ... in order to freeze, will make for a great meal to have on hand for a busy day. Thank you for a recipe we so enjoyed.