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Chocolate Chili

A perfect pairing of sweet, spice and touch of fruitiness makes for a perfect chocolate lovers chili.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings


  • 1 Lb Ground Turkey You can use beef, but make sure it's extra lean.
  • 1 Small, sweet onion Diced
  • 2 tsps Each: Chipotle powder, Oregano, Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Each: Chili powder, Cumin, Cinnamon
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper Cut into small chunks
  • 1 Small Sweet Potato Cut to 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 Tbsps Tomato Paste
  • 1 473ml Can Chocolate Stout I used Thriller from Stalwart Brewing Company
  • 1 can Fire Roasted Tomatoes diced if possible. If not, then try your best to break them up.
  • 1 can Navy Beans About 2 cups
  • 1 can Sweet Corn About a cup
  • 1 can Green Beans About 1.5 cups
  • 2 Tbsps Fancy Molasses
  • 1 cup 70% Hispaniola Chocolate from Hummingbird Chocolate Maker Or other dark , fruity chocolate
  • Salt to Taste
  • Avocado, Queso Fresco/Feta, Cilantro To Serve


  • Prep all your veggies and keep them separate. Open all the cans. Drain and rinse the beans, and corn.
  • Measure out the spices into a small bowl. If you are uncertain of how spicy you want it, then mix together only the oregano, garlic, cumin and cinnamon. When the time comes add the chipotle and chili a bit at a time until to your tastes.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large, heavy bottomed pot over medium heat.
  • Cook the ground turkey for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until no longer pink and beginning to colour. Remove to a bowl, and drian all but 1 Tbsp fat from the pot.
  • Add the onion to the pot and saute, stirring consistently for about 3-4 minutes. They should be slightly translucent and taking on some colour.
  • Add the spices and stir to coat the onions. If you're waiting to add the chipotle and chili until later, set them aside.
  • Add the bell pepper and sweet potato next. Cook for a further 4 minutes. Add the tomato paste and stir to evenly coat everything.
  • Deglaze the pan with the chocolate stout, and stir up all the bits stuck to the bottom. Add the canned tomatoes.
  • Slowly bring to a gentle simmer. While bringing up to a simmer, add the navy beans, sweet corn, and green beans.
  • Stir in the Molasses and allow to simmer gently for about 10 minutes. If you were holding back the chipotle and chili, add those now to your tastes.
  • Finally, stir in the chocolate. Allow it to melt and let the chili simmer for a further 10 minutes. It should thicken slightly and everything should be cooked through.
  • Season with salt to your tastes.
  • Serve with diced avocado, crumbled queso fresco/feta cheese, cilantro(if you like) and Enjoy!
Keyword chili, chocolate, chocolate chili