Thursday, January 28, 2010

Not So Texan Texas Chili

According to Philip, this is sooo not Texas chili. I honestly wouldn't know since I've never really tasted any before other than a bite here or there when he orders it at a restaurant. What I do know is that I really enjoyed this meal, found originally on my new favorite food blog. I made the mistake of giving Michaela a bowl of it while it was still a little too warm, so after taking one bite and proclaiming "Hot!" she refused to touch it. It is a very mild chili, so I think I'll try again tomorrow with leftovers.

18 oz ground beef, browned
1/2 onion, finely diced
1/2 green bell pepper, finely diced
1/2 red bell pepper, finely diced
10 oz sweet corn
1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed (or equivalent fresh)
1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
1 6 oz can tomato paste
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
8 oz water

Put all the ingredients in the crockpot, mix, and cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high for 5-6 hours.


  1. I'm sure you meant High for 3-4 hrs and low for 5-6 hrs. :)

    It sounds yummy. I think I'll try it! I love a good chili.

  2. I would have never thought to put unsweetened cocoa in chili, and now I can't wait to try it out! Yummm!!