Mexican Chocolate Chili


This chocolate chili was adapted from an old recipe my mother used for family gatherings. Because you make it in a slow cooker it is easy to transport to a party. It's flavorful and I promise everyone will ask for this recipe!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins


  • 1 pound ground round

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 cup hot water

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with garlic, undrained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

  • cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon salt


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

  2. Transfer beef and onions to a 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 (per serving)

276 Calories
8g Fat
37g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 276
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 978mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 13mg 66%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 6mg 36%
Potassium 440mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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