A little chocolate takes the edge off the tangy tomato flavors in this spicy pork and bean chili.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
cook:
10 mins
Servings:
6
Max Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a Dutch oven, cook the pork in hot oil until no longer pink. Remove the pork and set aside.

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  • 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.

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  • Stir in kidney beans, tomato sauce, chicken broth, and jalapeno peppers. Bring to boiling; reduce the heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cooked pork, chopped fresh tomatoes, and cilantro. If you like, garnish each serving with sour cream and cilantro sprigs.

Tips

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.

Nutrition Facts

282 calories; total fat 9g; cholesterol 33mg; sodium 952mg; carbohydrates 31g; fiber 9g.

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