Ed's Chicago Cocoa Chili

60 mins (prep 30, cooking 30)
41 ingredients
6.5 servings
PLEASE READ: YES! CHOCOLATE CHILI! Here is my quite excellent balance of sweet, sour, salty and spicy, which I hope you will enjoy as well. 10/14/2011: For those of you out there looking for a traditional chili recipe, THIS ISN'T IT. I've removed the 'sour mix' from the recipe (you can add it if you want) because it really is just adding more sugar, lemon, lime and water, so I adjusted the lemon/lime juice in the recipe and you can add more sugar if you think the chili needs some. If you are trying to go for a more unbalanced, traditional-style taste for this chili, you might want to add brown sugar separately from the rest of the spice mix in smaller amounts until the chili tastes the way you like. I've listed additional salt and pepper without specific measurements because when cooking meat and the veggies, it's standard operating procedure for most chefs to season as you cook. Need that extra layer of heat and flavor? Add 1/2 finely diced Poblano pepper.

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Serving Size (91.44 g)
Servings 6.5
Amount per Serving
Calories 151.5 Calories from Fat 17.28
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.92g 19.22%
Saturated Fat 0.99g 32.01%
Trans Fat 0.02g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 310.21mg 84.01%
Total Carbohydrate 35.35g 76.6%
Dietary Fiber 2.99 g 77.67%
Sugars 27.11 g %
Protein 2.36g 30.67%
Vitamin A 861.94IU% Vitamin C 15.86mg%
Calcium 80.9mg% Iron 2.54mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground beef, yellow sweet onion, sweet bell pepper, stalks celery, jalapeno peppers, crushed tomatoes, salt and pepper, hungarian paprika, dried parsley, dried cilantro, unsweetened cocoa powder


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