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No Beans Chocolate Chili

Beanless ground beef chili with surprise chocolate ingredient


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • I large onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 can tomato paste 6 ounces
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 14.5 ounces
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup water


  • In a large pot, add olive oil and heat to medium-high. Add onions and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. When onions are translucent, add ground beef and crumble and cook until no longer pink.
  • In a small bowl, combine oregano, chili powder, cumin, cocoa, allspice and salt. Add to ground beef and stir.
  • Add tomato paste, diced tomatoes, beef broth and water and stir well to combine. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Continue simmering, uncovered, for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.