What's the Secret? Chili
In a small bowl, stir together the chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne and cocoa powder; set aside.Advertisement
In a 4-quart Dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sweet pepper, onion and garlic until tender, stirring frequently so that garlic does not burn. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook sausage and ground beef until no longer pink; drain. Add half of the spice mixture; mix well. Add meat mixture, vinegar, undrained diced tomatoes, green chiles and tomato sauce to the vegetable mixture in the Dutch oven. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
To the Dutch oven, add the Italian tomatoes, cannellini beans, black beans, and remaining spice blend. Bring to boiling and reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve with sour cream and shredded cheese, if you like.