Randy Mayor; Cindy Barr
8 servings

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

How to Make It

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.

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Ratings & Reviews

dbshade's Review

February 22, 2015
All these varying reviews speak to the difference in people's taste buds. I have made this a couple of times, with the latest time being this week and I had leftovers tonight. With every bite, I almost couldn't believe how good it was!! I made it exactly according to the recipe, and the flavors are simply overwhelming! I LOVE it!!

CindyNM's Review

January 12, 2015
Thought this was very good for a relatively low calorie recipe! Will make again. As done by others, I used 3 tablespoons of the unsweetened cocoa instead of using unsweetened chocolate, mainly because I didn't want to buy additional chocolate. At some point, I may try exactly as written. We didn't find it too spicy at all, but we live in New Mexico :-)

mandofan's Review

April 28, 2014
Excellent, but you can really leave out the unsweetened chocolate - it's an extra expense and at least for me, didn't add much of anything, while for others it seemed to ruin the dish.

SharonSTX's Review

March 04, 2014

RachelH18's Review

January 29, 2014
This recipe is inedible.

chloe1234's Review

January 23, 2014
Just made this but cut it in half as a sampler to start... I really like it so add an extra chipotle pepper ,also didn't have chocolate so added just coco.Will serve this to company and family this weekend

RobPfaltzgraff's Review

January 12, 2014
Terrible. Thew it all out!

Belanos's Review

January 08, 2014
Delicious and different, and definitely a keeper. I only made a couple of minor changes: I used 1 can of no-salt-added pinto beans and 1 of no-salt-added black beans as that's what I had, and ended up with probably 2.5 chipotle chiles instead of 2. The flavor of the chocolate was rather predominate (but a nice variation on regular chilies); after a day or 2 the flavors melded and the chocolate flavor mellowed to become part of the overall flavor. Served with a green salad. A note to reviewer AnnafromEurope: The 2 oz. of chocolate is equivalent to 56 grams, not 560! That might resolve the problem you were having with the calorie information.

daneanp's Review

December 09, 2013
Hearty and fairly easy to throw together. I didn't have unsweetened chocolate so used about 2 ounces of a Hershey bar. Still good and no one complained. I also prefer using fire-roasted tomatoes.

ktleyed's Review

December 04, 2013
Yummm, we all loved this. I was afraid it was going to be too spicy, but it was fine. Definitely has a kick to it, but not crazy hot. Looking foward to leftovers again tonight. Served with some shredded cheddar cheese as well.