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Slow Cooker Chocolate Chili with Three Beans

Makes: 8 servings Yield: 10 cups
Prep 20 mins Slow Cook 6 hrs to 8 hrs  (low ) or 3 to 4 hours (high) + 15 minutes (high)
Slow-Cooker Chocolate Chili with Three Beans
Ingredients
  • 1  pound  lean ground beef
  • 2 14 1/2 ounce cans  diced fire-roasted tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 15  ounce can  black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15  ounce can  pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15  ounce can  dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce can  beef broth
  • 1 1/2  cups  chopped yellow onions (3 medium)
  • 1 8  ounce can  tomato sauce
  • 1  tablespoon  chili powder
  • 1  canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 6  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground coriander
  • 2  ounces  bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1  tablespoon  honey
  •  Sour cream (optional)
  •  Chopped green onions (optional)
  •  Unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)
Directions

1. In a large skillet cook ground beef over medium-high heat until brown, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks. Drain off fat.

2. Transfer meat to a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Stir in tomatoes, black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, broth, yellow onions, tomato sauce, chili powder, chipotle pepper, garlic, cumin, cinnamon, and coriander.

3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in chocolate and honey. Cover and cook about 15 minutes more or until heated through. If desired, serve with sour cream and green onions and sprinkle lightly with cocoa powder.

Nutrition Facts (Slow-Cooker Chocolate Chili with Three Beans)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 298,
  • Fat, total (g) 9,
  • chol. (mg) 36,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 37,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 3,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 8,
  • sugar (g) 11,
  • pro. (g) 22,
  • vit. A (IU) 972,
  • vit. C (mg) 22,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 3,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 24,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 1076,
  • Potassium (mg) 640,
  • calcium (mg) 111,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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