Recipe by Sunspinner
From Weight Watchers "make it in minutes". We usually think of chocolate as a confection or dessert. In Mexico, however, chocolate is commonly used in savory dishes, such as chicken in mole sauce, to give added depth of flavor. A combination of cocoa powder and chocolate is used in this dish to achieve a similar result.
Top Review by smallbutfeistyNJ
I also have the Make it in Minutes cookbook, and this is one of my favorites in it. It's a great lunch, and it freezes really well. As an aside, the cookbook's recommendation is to serve this with cornbread.
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
- 2 (15 1/2 ounce) cans red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (28 ounce) can whole canned tomatoes, drained and chopped
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen corn kernels, thawed
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon coarsley ground black pepper
- 1 ounce semisweet chocolate
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Add garlic, onion, bell pepper, and jalapeno pepper; cook, stirring often, until the vegetables begin to soften, 4-5 minutes.
- Add beans, tomatoes, corn, chili powder, cocoa powder, oregano, salt, and black pepper.
- Bring to a boil and cook, stirring often to prevent scorching, until beginning to thicken slightly, about 15 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and add the chocolate, stirring until melted.