7th January 2008

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

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4th November 2007

Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Lisa’s been hankerin’ for this boozy treat for a while now, and she finally found the time to whip it up tonight.

Lisa says:

Wow, this is super sweet. My favorite is the whipped cream and the rims.

Chris says:

Gulp… gulp… gulp… Aaaahhhhh….!!! Delicious!

Kahlua Hot Chocolate
5 ounces dark chocolate, cut into small pieces, plus extra for mug rims
chopped mixed nuts (peanuts and hazelnuts)
3 cups 1% milk
1 cups fat-free half-and-half cream
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup Kahlua
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
grated chocolate

To prepare the mugs, heat extra chocolate in a double-boiler until melted and smooth. Dip the rims of each mug into the chocolate, and then roll in chopped nuts. Refrigerate until ready to fill with the hot chocolate.

Heat the chocolate, milk and half and half cream over medium heat in a heavy saucepan, stirring until the chocolate has melted.
Whisk until the mixture is hot and frothy. Add in sugar if desired. Add in the Kahlua and vanilla; contine to whisk until the mixture is hot. Remove from heat.
Pour into prepared mugs and top with whipped cream. Garnish with shaved chocolate.

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