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Mexican Mole Poblano Inspired Chili

JAFbrewer

"This beef chili recipe brings forward the flavors of cinnamon and chocolate often found in Mole Poblano style sauces. It really creates some depth and complexity in a otherwise fairly traditional chili recipe. This recipe is an award winning recipe that is a frequent crowd favorite."
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Ingredients

1 h 50 m servings 376 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings

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Directions

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  1. Heat oil in a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Stir in onions, green peppers, green chilies, and garlic. Cook and stir until onions are soft and translucent, about 8 minutes. Add the stew meat to the pot, cook until well browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir the chili power, cumin, basil, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper, oregano, thyme, bay leaf, and cinnamon stick into the pot. Cook and stir until spices are aromatic, about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the crushed tomatoes, beef broth, and beer into the pot; stir in the tomato paste. Bring chili to a simmer and cook until beef is very tender and the liquids have thickened, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  4. Mix the chili beans and chocolate into the chili. Simmer until the chocolate has melted and the chili is hot, 5 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick and bay leaf. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note
  • This recipe calls for the use of beer. It can be replaced with an equivalent volume of broth. If beer is used, I recommend a beer low in hop flavor with a smooth malt flavor. A porter or dry stout would be just fine.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 376 calories; 20.7 g fat; 24.7 g carbohydrates; 24.2 g protein; 63 mg cholesterol; 660 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I would give this five stars, but I just thought the beer flavor was to strong. At least for me. I would make it again with about 1/2 the amount of beer. The beef was very tender, and the cho...

I was looking for a chili recipe that had both chocolate and cinnamon in the ingredients list. This is the one I chose. I heard that these ingredients were the secret to winning a chili cookoff....

Yum! I omitted the beer entirely, and used about 1/4 C of cocoa powder instead of the chocolate (since I didn't have either of these ingredients). I will be making this again, probably adding c...