Thick and rich chili with an ingredient that might surprise some…a little sweetness to balance the tomatoes, and it’s not sugar. You don’t have to share your secret…and we won’t tell either!
Brown ground beef, onion and green bell pepper in a large skillet. Transfer to colander and rinse with hot water to remove fat. Transfer meat mixture to large kettle and add salt, pepper, chili powder and cocoa; mix well.
Add beans, diced tomatoes and crushed tomatoes. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to simmer and cook for 20 to 25 minutes.
Garnish with shredded cheese