2 lbs beef stew meat
1 yellow onion, diced
4 jalapenos, diced
2 cans diced, fire-roasted tomatoes, drained
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup stout, gluten-free beer (optional, but incredible)
2 cups chicken broth (can sub beef or vegetable broth)
3 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp cinnamon
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
2 tsp cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions: Set your slow cooker to the low setting.
Add all ingredients to slow cooker and stir well.
Cook on low for 8-9 hours, until meat is cooked through.
Shred meat with a fork before serving.
Notes: As the name suggests, the secret ingredient here is chocolate. Cocoa powder to be exact. It does not give the chili a chocolate-y flavor…more of a deep, rich taste. Add to that a little heat from some jalapeno peppers (we were a little heavy handed here, feel free to use less if spice isn’t your thing) and traditional chili ingredients, and you have yourself one tasty winter meal!