ED'S COCOA CHILI

 

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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground meat (I use 1 lb turkey and 1 lb turkey sausage)
  • 1 medium yellow sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 sweet bell pepper, chopped or diced (any color)
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped or diced
  • 1 carrot, chopped or diced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, sliced or chopped
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 4-8 garlic cloves, smashed silly
  • salt and pepper, a few shakes here and there can't hurt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1-2 ounce dark chocolate (70% dark preferred)
  • (Spice Mix)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Mexican chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder

Directions

  • Assemble the spice mix into an airtight container ahead of time. Most of these ingredients are approximate. Seasonings must be to taste; you're shooting for the perfect SWEET,SALTY,SPICY combo.
  • CHOP ALL THE VEGGIES UP BEFORE YOU START ANYTHING ELSE.
  • In a large frying pan on HIGH HEAT, BROWN THE GROUND MEAT to about medium rare. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Drain off or use the ladle to take out the excess fat, but leave some of it in the pan to fry the vegetables.
  • Remove the meat and place to the side.
  • Reduce the heat to MEDIUM/HIGH. Add the onions and the jalapenos, then add all the rest of the vegetables. SAUTEE/FRY the veggies for a few minutes. Season the veggies lightly with salt and pepper. Add the tomato paste and crushed tomatoes. Cook the for a minute.
  • Season the tomatoes with a little salt.
  • Stir in the KILLER COCOA CHILI SPICE MIX and add the meat back.
  • Keep stirring, keep a very slow boil or a simmer.
  • Add Lemon juice, Lime juice, and Orange juice. Also add the dark chocolate pieces. Let the heat from the chili melt the chocolate and then mix everything together.
  • STIR STIR STIR.
  • Set the heat to LOW.
  • Partially cover and cook for about 1/2 and hour to 1 hour.

Notes

Unbelievable misture of flavors!

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