Made this today using chicken stock. It was still good! I added chopped red onion and cilantro at the end and I think it made all the difference, esp. the red onion.
I only had 1 lb of ground turkey, so I scaled the recipe back for that amount, except that I ended up using the whole can of tomatoes. I was nervous while it was cooking b/c I could really smell the cocoa at first, but it came out really well. Dh, who claims not to like chili or beans, had two bowls! I liked it better w/ the sour cream to cut the heat, but I don't think most people would find it that spicy. Thanks for a keeper!
This chili is divine. I made a couple of changes. I cut the meat back to 1/2 lb and used ground pork instead of ground turkey. I also only used two cans of beans, one can of white and another can of "chili" beans. The flavor was really wonderful... very rich and dense with the cocoa powder, but not too spicy. This is my new favorite chili!
We were looking to make a healthier chili and I'm glad we found this one. I was a very good, yet simple while also being quite filling. We also topped ours with a little shredded cheese and a small dab of sour cream, compromising a bit of the fat statistics, but worth it. We had enough to feed our family and also put two additional servings in the freezer for a quick grab in a lunchtime crunch. Thanks for sharing this one!
Yum! My picky boyfriend liked this, and of course I made sure not to tell him there was cocoa in it until after he approved. Definitely a little more complex than a typical chili. If you use canned broth, definitely don't add the extra salt, or at least hold out and taste at the end. I was worried this would be too liquidy but after simmering for 45 minutes it was perfect! I might add some cayenne next time for a little kick.
This was SO good! Oh my! I only had cans of black eyed peas and shredded turkey. Very very delish, tho! Rest of the recipe followed exactly. I plan on making this again sometime this week, without the turkey, freezing it, and taking it to my parents for leftover Thanksgiving meal! Thanks so much for posting!
YUM!!!!! This was just a WONDERFUL recipe! I made exactly as directed and it was loved by my husband and I. I had never tried cocoa powder in a chili before so very interesting! Thanks a lot for posting this recipe! :)
This was awesome! My husband has a 'thing' for ground beef so this was great for him. I used all natural ground turkey and one bay leaf and it was great. I've been wanting to try a chili with cocoa powder and my husband said that there was a taste he couldn't figure out (I didn't dare tell) but it was loved by all. I garnished mine with cilantro, red onions, and fat free sour cream and I will definately be making this again. Thanks!