Pork and beans make up this flavor-packed chili. The surprise ingredient, chocolate, takes the edge off the tangy tomato flavor.
In a Dutch oven, cook the pork in hot cooking oil until no longer pink. Remove the pork and set aside.
Add the sweet peppers, onion, and garlic to Dutch oven. Cook until tender, adding extra oil, if needed. Stir in pepper, cumin, and salt. Add orange juice, water, and chocolate. Cook and stir until the cut-up chocolate melts.
Stir in the kidney beans, tomato sauce, chicken broth, and jalapeno peppers. Bring to boiling; reduce the heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the cooked pork, chopped fresh tomatoes, and cilantro. Heat through. If you like, garnish each serving with sour cream and cilantro sprigs. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Hot peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your eyes, lips, and sensitive skin. Wear plastic gloves while working with peppers, and be sure to wash your hands afterwards.