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Chocolate Lovers Chili

Staff Writer
Chocolate Lovers Chili
Bush's Beans

For those with a sweet tooth, try this chocolate chili. It's a two-in-one dessert dish! Kids will also get a kick out of this dish. 

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Deliver Ingredients


For soup

  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Pounds lean ground turkey
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 zucchinis, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 Tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 72 Ounces cans diced unsalted tomatoes, with liquid
  • 45 Ounces cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Ounces bittersweet chocolate

For the garnish

  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 1 Cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • Diced jalapeños
  • Baked tortilla chips


For soup

In a large, heavy pot or a large enameled cast-iron casserole dish, set over medium-high heat, heat the oil.

Add the ground turkey and cook, breaking the turkey with a wooden spoon and stirring, until browned, about 5 minutes.

With a slotted spoon, transfer to a bowl and set aside.

Add the onions and zucchini to the pot and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent, about 6-8 minutes.

Add the garlic, chili, cumin, oregano, salt, and black pepper and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Add the turkey, tomatoes with the liquid, beans, and chocolate, stir until chocolate melts. Simmer the chili over low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

For the garnish

Serve the garnishes in individual bowls as a toppings bar, or serve individually, topping each bowl with a dollop of sour cream, sprinkle of cheese, and scallions.

Kids can crumble tortilla chips on top. 

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.