Chili with Chipotle and Chocolate

Randy Mayor; Cindy Barr
Never had chili with chocolate?  Smoky chipotle chiles and earthy unsweetened chocolate add unexpected depth and richness to this hearty chili.

Yield:

8 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 257
Caloriesfromfat 23 %
Fat 6.6 g
Satfat 3.8 g
Monofat 1.7 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 23.6 g
Carbohydrate 26 g
Fiber 6 g
Cholesterol 34 mg
Iron 2.6 mg
Sodium 603 mg
Calcium 78 mg

Ingredients

Cooking spray
2 cups diced onion (about 1 large)
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 1/4 pounds ground turkey breast
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 (15-ounce) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 chipotle chiles, canned in adobo sauce, minced
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup light sour cream
Chopped green onions (optional)

Preparation

Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, and turkey to pan; sauté 8 minutes or until turkey is browned and vegetables are tender. Add sugar and next 9 ingredients (through chipotle) to pan, stirring to blend; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Add chocolate, stirring to melt. Ladle 1 1/4 cups chili in each of 8 bowls; top each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream. Garnish with green onions.

Note:

Kathy Farrell-Kingsley,

Chocolate Therapy: Indulgent Recipes to Lift Your Spirits

December 2007