Adapted from an old recipe my mother used for family gatherings. Because you make it in a Crock Pot® it is easy to transport to a party. It's flavorful and I promise everyone will ask for this recipe.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 hrs 30 mins
total:
2 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine ground round and onion in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, until beef is browned, about 5 minutes.

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  • Transfer cooked beef and onions to slow cooker. Stir in water, tomatoes, kidney beans, black beans, corn, chocolate chips, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and salt. Cook on High until chili begins to bubble, about 20 minutes. Reduce heat to Low, and cook until thick, about 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

276 calories; protein 16.4g 33% DV; carbohydrates 37.3g 12% DV; fat 7.9g 12% DV; cholesterol 24.8mg 8% DV; sodium 977.9mg 39% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2009
I have already made this dish twice and everyone loves it! The second time I made it I added a little more chili powder and a little more cumin. Other than that...it's perfect! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/25/2010
I hate to give any recipe such an awful rating but this chili was just not for me. It was much too sweet and really lacked any flavor. In the end I put about 5 total TSB of Chili powder and 1 1/2 TBS of Cumin. Sorry for the bad review. Read More
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54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2009
I have already made this dish twice and everyone loves it! The second time I made it I added a little more chili powder and a little more cumin. Other than that...it's perfect! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2009
It was too mild for our family's taste so I doubled the chili powder and added some red pepper flakes. I used dark chocolate chips and really liked the suble taste the chocolate gave life a mole. I'd definitely make it again. Very easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2009
This recipe was great! I like mild things and my husband likes really spicy so this worked well because as is the recipe is mild so we just add some extra spice for the hubster and voila perfection! Loved the chocolate mixed with the other savory flavors. It wasn't overpowering but gave the chili a subtle smoothness. Great blend. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2009
Great chili. I kicked up the spice by substituting diced tomatoes w/ green chiles for the ones with garlic. I also added some chipotle sauce when serving. The smoky flavor perfectly complimented the chocolate. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/25/2010
I hate to give any recipe such an awful rating but this chili was just not for me. It was much too sweet and really lacked any flavor. In the end I put about 5 total TSB of Chili powder and 1 1/2 TBS of Cumin. Sorry for the bad review. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2009
This was easy and tasty. I do NOT like really spicy food and this was perfect for me and my family. You can't taste the chocolate but it gives the dish some depth. I added 2 gloves of chopped fresh garlic to the meat and onions and then 1 more in the slow cooker. I also added 1/2 tsp of cloves. Don't care for corn in my chili so I left it out. Added an extra tsp of chili powder for a total of 1 TBS. Leftovers were really good. Will definetly make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2009
I love this recipe! I've made it a couple times. I don't change things because there's anything wrong with the original; it's great exactly as listed. A couple things I've done based on my supplies/people's preferences that have worked are: omitted corn once and tasted fine; usually add more chili powder (at least double the amount) b/c I like chili flavor and I halve cumin b/c I think it's a strong flavor. Add closer to 1/2 cup chocolate chips; it is still subtle but I just LOVE chocolate in anything. This is a great chili when you want a change of pace from regular chili. I made it today for a baby shower (double batch) and it was almost completely gone! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2009
This is a great chili!!! A nice change from another recipe I use. We too like things a bit spicy so I added a small can of diced ortega chilies along with a bit more seasonings. Next time I want to add a bit more chocolate.... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2009
My husband and I loved this chili! It was even better the next day. It could use a few more spices to kick it up a notch. But that easy to fix. We will definitely be making it again Read More
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