Chocolate Chipotle Chili

Lisa made this chili from Cooking Light; it features ground turkey, chipotle peppers, and … chocolate! It was a unique combination that went well together — the spiciness of the chilies was a nice contrast to the chocolate.

Chris says:

This Chocolate Chipotle Chili is Dinner and Dessert in one Dish!

Lisa says:

Soooo chocolaty!

Chris says:

Wow, I’m already getting full.

Lisa says:

See? This is what I’m talking about… a soup that’s actually filling for once!

Chris says:

That chocolate you stir in at the end thickens it up a bit.

Lisa says:

This is awesome — I wouldn’t want it all the time, but I really like the unique flavor.

Chocolate Chipotle Chili
2 cups diced onion
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 1/4 pounds ground turkey breast
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 (15-ounce) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 chipotle chiles, canned in adobo sauce, minced
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup light sour cream
Chopped green onions

Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat and coat with cooking spray. Add the turkey, onions, bell pepper, and garlic and sautee for about 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender and turkey is cooked through. Add the sugar through the chipotles to the pot and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Add *up to* 2 ounces of the chocolate, a little at a time, until you reach your desired consistency and taste.

8 servings

2 responses to “Chocolate Chipotle Chili”

  1. Wow, I can’t wait to try this. I’ve had mole before in which you couldn’t really taste the chocolate at all…it’ll be interesting to taste how the savory and chocolate mix!

  2. DB — make sure to add in that chocolate at the end slowly, and watch how it changes the texture and taste of the chili… ours was right on the border of being a little *too* chocolaty. (There is such a thing?) 😉

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