Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
a total rip off of Ed's Chocolate Chili, which utterly rocks - just without the meat
- 2 (28 ounce) cans red kidney beans (really, really sorry, Ed. We like beans a lot)
- 8 ounces firm tofu
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium sweet onion, diced (vidalia, oso, etc.)
- 1 bell pepper, diced (any color)
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 1 carrot, diced
- 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped (remove the seeds and membrane from one pepper, use other types of hot peppers if you dare!)
- 2 (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 4 -8 garlic cloves, smashed
- salt and pepper
- 1⁄8 cup orange juice
- 1⁄8 cup lime juice
- 1⁄8 cup lemon juice
- 1 -2 ounce dark chocolate (70% dark preferred)
eds killer chocolate chili seasoning mix
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
- 2 teaspoons Mexican chili powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried cilantro
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup cocoa powder
- Assemble the spice mix into an airtight container ahead of time.
- Inside a big, deep pot (about 7 qt), on low heat, slightly brown the tofu.
- Season lightly with salt and pepper.
- SAUTEE/FRY the veggies for a few minutes with the tofu.
- Season the veggies lightly with salt and pepper.
- Make a little space on the bottom of the pan.
- Add the tomato paste
- Cook the paste for a minute, then mix everything in the pot together.
- Add the crushed tomatoes and beans.
- Season with a little salt.
- Stir in the KILLER COCOA CHILI SPICE MIX.
- Keep stirring, keep a very slow boil or a simmer.
- Add Lemon juice, Lime juice, Orange juice.
- Also add the dark chocolate pieces. Let the heat from the chili melt the chocolate and then.
- Set the heat to LOW.
- Partially cover and simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
- TURN OFF THE HEAT.
Thanks for the credit. Technically, my original recipe ( http://www.food.com/recipe/eds-chicago-cocoa-chili-chocolate-chili-18414 ) is vegetarian if you just use frozen soy crumbles (check your freezer aisle) instead of meat.
i followed the recipe just so except i didnt put tofu in. i subbed it for a can of hominy.but this just didnt work for me. it seemed really pretty bland and nothing special. i tried adding a few different spices and things and finally ended with something that was ok but i didnt win the cookoff for sure. it was a lot of work too but it seemed like it would be good and the chocolate was cool and different so i was willing to try. but i guess it just wasnt for me. oh well i'm glad other love it so. thanks
WHAT an interesting combination, Am NOW eating with elation, OK..usually hate when people do, but made some slight changes with what had on hand too! Skipped the tofu...not a fan, ok? Used red onion, tomato paste with pesto...orange, lemon, lime combo MADE MY DAY! Used 3 cans 4 bean mix, TRUE Also 3 cans crushed tomatoes with chilli and papkika too! Basically is same recipe! NEVER would have thought to combine chocolate with chilli...maybe is just me! THANKS! This recipe DOES rock!!