Black Bean and Chocolate Chili

"I know the title seems somewhat bizarre, but the slight "hint" of semi-sweet chocolate gives this vegetarian chili a real depth of flavor. It reminds me somewhat of a sweet, yet spicy mole sauce. This recipe was adapted from one I found in the "Moosewood Restaurant Celebrates" cookbook."
 
Black Bean and Chocolate Chili created by Sean S.
Ready In:
35mins
Ingredients:
20
Serves:
8
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ingredients

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directions

  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and sauté until onions become soft and translucent, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the celery and chile, cover and cook for another five minutes more.
  • Reduce the heat and stir in spices, (cumin, oregano, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, chili powder, black pepper, salt) along with the bell peppers. Cover again and cook for another five minutes. Stir often to keep the spices from burning. If the pan gets too dry add a little liquid from the diced tomatoes, or some water.
  • Next, add the black beans, tomatoes, lime juice (if using) and soy sauce. Let the chili simmer on low for 5 to 10 minutes, until it thickens slightly and flavors combine.
  • Stir in the chocolate. When chocolate has melted, taste to adjust the salt and pepper. Serve with topping of your choice. I like a bit of vegan cheese, sour "cream" and scallions.
  • Chili can also makes a great filling to serve wrapped in flour tortillas, or in taco shells if you prefer.

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  1. Jado 1.
    The end result looks like it came straight outta disneyland or something, straight up fire bro, you need to add this on Khal.com
     
  2. Sean S.
    Black Bean and Chocolate Chili Created by Sean S.
  3. HisHisByGrace
    Yesssss!!!!! Yummmmmmm!!! Works as meaty chili as well!! I wasn't sure and got nervous it would be too thick, but it was delicious. Did not do celery. I added: -1lb ground turkey and -1lb ground beef -Rotel with green chilis instead of diced tomato because I didn't have nor want jalapeños -I also moved to crockpot on low for maybe 2-4 hours? Got juicier as it simmered Served with Enhanced Jiffy Corn Muffins recipe (made as bread loaf, not Muffins) Served over Fritos and with sour cream. YUM Not very soupy; thick chili ... KEEPER!!!!
     
  4. HisHisByGrace
    Yesssss!!!!! Yummmmmmm!!! Works as meaty chili as well!! I wasn't sure and got nervous it would be too thick, but it was delicious. I added: -1lb ground turkey and -1lb ground beef -Rotel with green chilis instead of diced tomato because I didn't have nor want jalapeños -I also moved to crockpot on low for maybe 2-4 hours? Got juicier as it simmered Served with Enhanced Jiffy Corn Muffins recipe (made as bread loaf, not Muffins) Served over Fritos and with sour cream. YUM Not very soupy; thick chili ... KEEPER!!!!
     
  5. HisHisByGrace
    HELP!!! I should've asked before I started, but alas, I didn't!! I added 1lb ground turkey and 1lb ground beef ... but didn't think to omit anything. I am realizing it will be MUCH too thick!!! ?? What do I do?! Thank you!! PS - if it helps or affects your answer, I have made it and am now letting it simmer on low in my crockpot!
     

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