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Debbie's Chocolate Chili

Rated as 3.5 out of 5 Stars

"Chocolate, Guinness® extra stout beer, and spicy sausage are the signature ingredients in this beef and bean chili."
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2 h servings 526
Original recipe yields 20 servings


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  1. Stir tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, onion, cumin, cayenne pepper, and black pepper together in a large pot over medium heat; keep at a simmer as you prepare the meats.
  2. Place the bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crisp, about 10 minutes. Keep the skillet on heat while transferring bacon to a plate lined with paper towel to drain. Crumble bacon and stir into the tomato mixture.
  3. Cook and stir sausage in the bacon drippings until completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Stir sausage into the tomato mixture. Return skillet to medium-high heat.
  4. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Stir beef into the tomato mixture.
  5. Stir barbeque sauce and chili powder into the tomato mixture; adjust any seasonings to your preference. Add kidney beans and chocolate to the mixture; cook and stir until the chocolate is melted, 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Pour Irish stout beer into the pot and stir. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the flavors are well integrated with one another, about 1 hour.
  7. Stir masa flour into the chili until smooth. Bring the chili again to a simmer; cook and stir until thickened, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 526 calories; 25.6 48 29.8 79 2086 Full nutrition

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This was very good!

This wasn't my favorite. I didn't taste the chocolate or even the bbq sauce much at all. The beer overpowered everything for me. I added extra chili powder and some water to try and mellow the b...