Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

The ultimate winter party chili. Don't be put off by the long list of ingredients; the flavors melt into one rich pot of hearty chili.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oil in large, heavy pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Saute onions and garlic until onions are soft and translucent, about 6 minutes.
  3. Add ground beef, ground pork, and sausage.
  4. Saute, while breaking up the meats, for about 5 minutes.
  5. Drain fat.
  6. Add cumin, chipotle powder, crushed red pepper, basil, oregano, thyme, and cinnamon.
  7. Stir 2 minutes.
  8. Add Asian hot sauce (if using), semi-sweet chocolate, crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, beer, and tomato paste.
  9. Simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  10. (Can use a crockpot) Chili can be prepared 2 days ahead (it actually tastes better when prepared at least one day in advance).
  11. Add black beans and simmer 5 minutes before serving.