Chocolate in chili?! Yes. We put chocolate in this chili… and this may be just the kind of recipe that could win your local chili cook-off! This is your average beef and bean dish taken to another level and it may turn out to be the most amazing chili you have ever tried! Enjoy the photos and recipe below!

 

 

 


 

Cincinnati Style Chocolate Chili (as pictured above)

1 onion, diced
1 lb ground beef
1/4 cup rich beef stock
4- 5 cloves garlic, minced
1 tblsp chili powder
1 tsp ancho chili powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 1/4 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp salt ( to taste)
2 tblsp cocoa powder
1 can diced or crushed tomato
1 tsp ajinomoto
1 1/2 tblsp Worcestershire
1 tblsp apple cider vinegar
1 tblsp red wine vinegar
4 servings cooked spaghetti

optional garnish:
shredded cheddar cheese
diced shallot ( or onion,) soaked in 30% vinegar and water solution for 1/2 hour
kidney beans
sour creme

Cook the ground beef in a large pot, but do not brown.
Add onions and dry ingredients and mix well.
Add canned tomato, wooster, and vinegar.
Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for one and one half hours.
Serve over cooked spaghetti and garnished optionally with onion, kidney beans, cheddar cheese, sour creme.

Enjoy!