Chilli con Carne with Chocolate

    2 hours 45 min

    This was my mother's recipe. This chilli has the addition of chocolate. You won't taste the chocolate, but it will add a special dimension to the dish. Since it's made in a slow-cooker, it's fully transportable.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 450g extra lean minced beef (5-10% fat)
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 250ml hot water
    • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes with garlic, undrained
    • 1 (410g) tin kidney beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1 (410g) tin black beans, rinsed and drained
    • 2 (198g) tins sweetcorn niblets, drained
    • 55g plain chocolate, chopped
    • 2 teaspoons chilli powder
    • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon salt

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:2hr30min  ›  Ready in:2hr45min 

    1. Combine minced beef and onion in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, until beef is browned, about 5 minutes.
    2. Transfer cooked beef and onions to slow cooker. Stir in water, tomatoes, kidney beans, black beans, sweetcorn, chocolate, chilli powder, cumin, oregano and salt. Cook on High until chilli begins to bubble, about 20 minutes. Reduce heat to Low, and cook until thick, about 2 hours.

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    Wonderful chilli recipe, have made it three times now. Becoming a firm family favourite !  -  03 Jul 2012


    I have already made this dish twice and everyone loves it! The second time I made it I added a little more chili powder and a little more cumin. Other than's perfect!  -  08 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    It was too mild for our family's taste so I doubled the chili powder and added some red pepper flakes. I used dark chocolate chips and really liked the suble taste the chocolate gave, life a mole. I'd definitely make it again. Very easy!  -  19 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)