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Tim's Great Chocolate Chili

Recipe from: karn2112
Servings: 10

2 pounds ground beef
2 jalapeño peppers, sliced or chopped
2 28 ounce cans diced tomatoes
1 6 ounce can tomato paste
4 to 8 cloves garlic, smashed silly
2 cans black beans
⅛ cup lime juice
1 bottle Samuel Adams lager
1 to 2 ounce dark chocolate

Cocoa Chili Spice Mix:
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon basil
2 teaspoon oregano
1 pkg Williams chili seasoning
2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried cilantro
½ cup cocoa powder

Assemble the spice mix into an airtight container ahead of time. Most of these ingredients are approximate. Inside a deep cast iron pot (about 7 quarts), on brown the meat on high heat to about medium doneness. Add the beer and cocoa chili spice mix, stir it in really good and let cook for 5 minutes.

Add the beans. Make a little space on the bottom of the pan. Add the tomato paste. Cook the paste for a minute, then mix everything in the pot together. Add the diced tomatoes and garlic. Keep stirring, keep a very slow boil or a simmer. Add the lime juice and the dark chocolate pieces. Let the heat from the chili melt the chocolate. Stir and set the heat to low. Partially cover and simmer for about 35 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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