I bet that chocolate chili originated with Mole - a savory chocolate chile sauce that is pretty good with enchiladas!
I make chili by throwing stuff in a pot that goes in chili. I saute ground turkey or ground beef, rinse all fat in a sieve and set aside. Saute an onion and garlic, then add a box of chicken broth, 2 cans diced tomatotes, a couple of cans of kidney beans, a bay leaf, some cumin, salt. pepper, chili powder, mustard powder, the browned ground meat and my SECRET ingredient is... a can or two of Wolf Brand Chili! I swear that it tells the other ingredients that they are all supposed to taste like chili! Let is simmer for a couple of hours until the liquid is reduced. It ends up tasting like Wendy's chili, so very mild (add jalapeņos or serranos if you want more heat). I like it with a grilled cheese sandwich or on a baked potato with shredded cheese. Yum. haven't made that in a while. My dh leaves for Chile in a couple of weeks, so maybe I will make it while he is gone.
I have two batches of those chick peas that just came out of the oven and are cooling! One savory with ranch powder, salt, pepper and celery salt and the other is cinnamon sugar. Taking all those little jackets off the chickpeas took forever! And it looked like my sink was full of fingernails! I hope I like them - it would be nice to have something hi-protein to snack on like that.
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