You’re probably thinking chocolate…. in chilli….. what tha??!! I thought so too when I first tried chocolate and chilli together. It was in a Hot Chocolate and I have to say it was delicious! I have a pretty adventurous set of taste buds and love to try different combinations of food. So when I came across this recipe from one of my old chef buddy I had to give it a try. It very quickly became one of my favourite slow cooked dishes during the winter especially. So a little while back when a group of my sweet blogging buddies put together a Chilli Challenge. I jumped at the opportunity to share my favourite Slow Cooked Chilli with Chocolate Recipe!
Slow Cooked Chilli with Chocolate
If you’re like me I love to plan ahead with my meals to save time and also to save a tonne of money. So once a week I write out my menu plan along with the list of groceries. Each week includes a slow cooked meal as I love being able to do a little prep and then throw it all into my slower cooker and leave it to bubble away.
You are probably wondering where the beans are in my photo’s! Hubby is really allergic to them so I don’t add them. But sometimes I will make a side of rice to add to the Chilli as well. I hope you enjoy this chilli as much as we do!
Happy Slow Cooking! 😉
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Cook Time||4 hours|
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 600 g Beef Chuck Steak Trim away fat and cut into large cubes
- 1 Brown Onion Chopped
- 4 cloves garlic Finely chopped
- 2 Red Chilli Seeded if you don't like it hot
- 1 tsp Ground Cumin
- 1/4 tsp All Spice
- 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1 stick Cinnamon
- 1 tbls Plain Flour
- 410 g Diced Tomatoes
- 3 tbls Tomato Paste
- 2 Beef Stock Cubes
- 500 ml Water
- 1/3 cup Red Kidney Beans Rinsed and drained well
- 20 g Dark Chocolate 70% Cocoa chopped
- 1 bunch Fresh Corriander Torn
- Light Sour Cream To Serve
- Tortillas To Serve
- Place 1tsp of olive oil in frying pan over high heat. Add meat and cook for approximately 5 minutes until browned. Add to slow cooker.
- Heat remaining oil and add onion and chilli until onion becomes transparent. Add garlic, cinnamon stick, cumin, allspice and cayenne pepper. Cook until fragrant, approximately 1 minute. Add flour and mix in. Add the spice mix to your slow cooker.
- Mix in diced tomatoes, red kidney beans, stock cubes and water. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or until meat is tender.
- Remove cinnamon stick from your slow cooker and using 2 forks pull apart the meat so it becomes flakey. If your finding that it is not flaking away easily cook for another 10 to 20 minutes.
- Mix through the chocolate and cook for another 5 minutes until the chocolate is melted. Season with salt and pepper.
- Spoon into nice big bowls and sprinkle with coriander. Serve with warmed tortillas and sour cream.
If the Chilli becomes too thick towards the end of cooking add a splash of water to thin out.
I am super excited to be a part of a Chilli Cook-off with some of my sweet blogging friends and we want you to join in all the fun! Try some of these yummy Chilli recipes…. if not all and come back on the 28th of February and VOTE for your favourite recipe !
Happy Chilli Cooking!! 🙂
Don’t have time to slow cook now? Be sure to PIN for later 🙂
Oh yum!!! What a great recipe – thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!
So glad found your party! Thank you for having me 🙂
I wouldn’t have thought to put chocolate in my chili but I love Mole’ sauce which has chocolate and tomatoes so of course your chili must be delicious! I’ll have to try your recipe next 🙂
In the US, the chocolate in chili recipe is called Cincinnati chili…or sometimes skyline chili. It also usually has noodles. Isn’t is wonderful how many ways chili can be made? Loving all the different recipes. Stumbling from the BOB tribe… XO Susie from The Chelsea Project
That’s so interesting! And yes it’s nice to have many different variations of chilli to try. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
I love chocolate so I bet this must taste absolutely wonderful. I can’t wait to try it.
Thank you, Debra! I hope you enjoy it when you try it! 🙂
I have never ever dreamt or heard of anyone putting chocolate in chili. I am going to send this recipe to every girlfriend I have. They will owe us big time. Of course I am also pinning it. Yum
I know it sounds really weird but the combination is yummo! I hope you all enjoy my recipe!! Thank you so much for sharing also!! 🙂
I have been working my way through the recipes and I couldn’t wait to see yours with the chocolate. I like the fact that you used steak and no beans- that will be a nice change!!
Thank you so much, Melony! It’s just as nice by itself or with rice and the meat just falls apart! 🙂
This looks really interesting! I think my husband, who is more of chef than I am, would love to try this recipe. At least, I’m going to suggest he make it really soon. I’m intrigued by the idea of the chocolate and cinnamon stick!
Thank you, Rachael! I hope that you and your hubby enjoy! 🙂
Hey, another rice in their chili lover 🙂 I missed that the first time I visited. The other night when I was making my chili for the cook off I thought about adding some bittersweet chocolate chips….next time 🙂
I hope you enjoy, Toni! Yes rice is yummy with Chilli for sure!
I have never heard of putting chocolate in chili…and I notice you also put cinnamon in yours….I am definitely excited to try this recipe!!
My first experience mixing chilli with Chocolate was with a hot chocolate and thoroughly enjoyed it as I hope you like this recipe, Susanne!! The cinnamon is a nice touch 🙂
Man this sounds so awesome. I can’t wait to try it. My food calendar is going to really be full of flavor with this one.
LOL!! Yes mine too, Pamela! I hope you enjoy 🙂
Adding chocolate should give an interesting flavor to the chili. You also have cinnamon in this recipe- my mouth is watering to try this recipe! YUMMMY!!!
Hmmm….interesting! I will definitely give this a try. I like mole sauce, which has chocolate, so I’m pretty sure I’ll like this too. Thanks Sam!
I have never heard of mole sauce!! I will have to go on a hunt and find some!!
This looks so delicious! Anything with chocolate is great in my cookbook! I have had a few Mexican dishes with a rich chocolate sauce, it was delicious!
Oh, it’s a yummy dish!! Perfect comfort food!
Oh my gosh, like everyone else I never thought to use chocolate either. Well, that’s going to change! I can’t wait to try this recipe. Pinned too! Oh and YUM!
I hope you enjoy it, Carolann!!
ohhh i love a chunky chili! that looks so yummy!
Thank you, Yuni! It’s a big hit in our house!
Well, I am going to have to pin this because I love chocolate and the hubby loves chili. I say win-win!
Hahahaha!! Yes, most definitely a win-win Kim!! Hope you and hubby enjoy!
Yum! You can’t go wrong with chocolate. Wonder if my kids would give chili a second try if there was chocolate involved :).