Sweet peppers, fragrant garlic, and an aromatic blend of spices (including curry powder and cinnamon) make this chili flavorful. The addition of cocoa powder, almonds, and tart, crisp apples makes it uniquely enticing. Almonds, like all nuts, are susceptible to rancidity due to their high fat content. For optimal shelf life, store almonds in a air-tight container in the freezer, for 3-6 months.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • In a 6-quart Dutch oven, cook meat, onion, and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender, stirring to break up meat as it cooks. Drain off fat.

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  • Stir undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, and broth into meat mixture. Add sweet pepper, apples, chile peppers, chili powder, cocoa powder, curry powder, and cinnamon. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.

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  • Top each serving with almonds. If desired, serve with cheese, sour cream, and/or raisins.

Slow Cooker Directions:

Prepare as directed through Step 1. In a 6-quart slow cooker, combine meat mixture, undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, and broth. Add sweet pepper, apples, chile peppers, chili powder, cocoa powder, curry powder, and cinnamon. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Serve as directed.

Nutrition Facts

357 calories; 16 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 54 mg cholesterol; 782 mg sodium. 34 g carbohydrates; 10 g fiber; 26 g protein; 1846 IU vitamin a; 1 mg vitamin c; 162 mg calcium; 5 mg iron;

Reviews (2)

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My family loves this recipe! The first time I made it several years ago, my husband's first comment was, "this is delicious - you have to make this again!" One note though, we actually prefer vanilla yogurt instead of sour cream on top.
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Awesome receipe!! Have made for past 10 years. I use ground turkey and leave out ground onion because I don't like onion. Yummy!