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Texas-Style Cocoa

Cocoa powder is the star ingredient of the Texas-style chili
Courtesy of McCormick

Unsweetened cocoa powder and chipotle chile pepper add rich flavor to this hearty Texas-style chili and yes, there are no beans in this chili dish.

This recipe is courtesy of McCormick.

Ready in
2 h and 5 m
20 m
(prepare time)
1 h and 45 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ Organic Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ All Natural Mexican Oregano
  • 1/2 Teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ Chipotle Chile Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ Organic Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons oil, divided
  • 2 Pounds boneless beef chuck, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 Cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 Cups water
  • 1 1/2 Cup Kitchen Basics® All Natural Original Beef Stock
  • 1 can of tomato paste


Mix cocoa powder and seasonings in small bowl. Set aside.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in large skillet on medium-high heat.

Add 1/2 of the beef; brown on all sides.

Remove beef from skillet. Repeat with remaining beef, adding additional 1 tablespoon oil as needed.

Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in same skillet on medium heat.

Add onion; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add water; stir to loosen browned bits in bottom of skillet.

Stir in beef, beef stock, tomato paste and seasoning mixture. Bring to boil.

Reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, 1 1/2 hours or until beef is tender, stirring occasionally.

Serve over cooked rice with shredded cheese and sliced green onions, if desired.