Chocolate Lovers Chili

Recipe By: BUSH’S® Beans   Photo By: BUSH’S® Beans
A savory chili that teases your sweet tooth with a hint of chocolate. Your kids might find the ingredients surprising but friends will be impressed by the sophisticated flavors.
  • Prep: 30 Minutes
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  • Cook: 20 Minutes
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  • Total: 50 Minutes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 zucchinis, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 (28 ounce) cans diced unsalted tomatoes, with liquid
  • 3 (15 ounce) cans BUSH’S® Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • For Garnish:
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • Diced jalapenos
  • Baked tortilla chips
  1. In a large, heavy pot or a large enameled cast-iron casserole dish, set over medium-high heat, heat the oil.
  2. Add the ground turkey and cook, breaking the turkey with a wooden spoon and stirring, until browned, about 5 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Add the onions and zucchini to the pot and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent, about 6-8 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic, chili, cumin, oregano, salt, and black pepper and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  5. Add the turkey, tomatoes with the liquid, beans and chocolate, stir until chocolate melts. Simmer the chili over low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve the garnishes in individual bowls as a toppings bar, or serve individually, topping each bowl with a dollop of sour cream, sprinkle of cheese and scallions. Kids can crumble tortilla chips on top.
Nutrition Information
Gabe did something else
I love this recipe, but I use half the quantity of tomatoes (84oz is too much) and add about a tablespoon of cayenne powder for spice.
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Reviewed By: Gabe
I love a dish in which every ingredient matters. The chocolate is extremely subtle but when you notice it, you get a nice surprise. Don't worry—it's not sweet!
Reviewed By: rocknrollman
We used the base of this recipe to make a veggie chili. It was good, but I was disappointed to not taste the chocolate at all. Also, 3 cans of tomatoes was overkill (and I'm a tomato lover).
Reviewed By: writerjim
I have made this recipe many times for friends and family and everybody says this is the best chili they've ever had, not the best turkey chili, but the best chili period. Highly recommended.