Wonka Chili

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by flower7

This recipe was inspired by my Spicy Cocoa Sloppy Joes (#237942) and a comment left by my friend Cookgirl, that it would make an interesting chili with the addition of kidney beans. I did change a few things other than adding beans though :) I think it is better the next day, after melding in the fridge overnight. It is very thick, which is exactly how I like my chili :) I have to also add my thanks to my co-worker Nate for the great name!

Top Review by sloe cooker

Quite possible that this is the best chili that I have ever had. I took Cookgirls lead and finished this off in a crock pot on high for one hour then low for 2 hours. I can't wait to have this again tomorrow night. Thanks flower7 for sharing your wonderful recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pan, brown ground beef with onion and garlic. Drain any fat, if necessary.
  2. While beef is browning, measure out cocoa, spices, and sugar in a small bowl. Add spices to beef and stir for a few minutes to allow spices to release flavors.
  3. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste and vinegar and stir thoroughly.
  4. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring every few minutes so it doesn't stick.
  5. Add kidney beans and simmer 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through.
  6. Serve with shredded cheddar, if desired.

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