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Eric's Famous Chili #choctoberfest2018

Choctoberfest continues! Our son-in-law makes a mean bowl of chili and I asked him to share his recipe for Chocolate Chili for this post. Chocolate is his "secret" ingredient. When I had the chance to use Forte Artisan Chocolates, I knew I wanted to try them in his chili.

If you are a long time reader of Our Good Life, you know that we are all about living YOUR best life. Forte Artisan Chocolates fit right into that philosophy. They encourage you to Celebrate Life Through Chocolate, and hey, nobody needs to tell me that twice.  This chili uses one of the Gusto bars to deepen the spices found in this chocolate chili recipe. Listen to the flavors: Lemon and Pepper, Aztec, Orange Jazz, Rosemary and Sea Salt, Honey, Milk Love, Balsamic Vinegar, 71% dark, White Cloud, Milk Sea Salt, 64% dark, White Swan Espresso.  Two new recipes will be made using the Balsamic Vinegar one and the White Cloud one.

Now that I have your attention with all of these incredible flavors, I am proud to let you know that you readers can receive a free bar when you purchase three using the code Choctoberfest2018. Grab a few of these decadent bars for stocking stuffers!

Forte chocolates inspire the creativity in me. I am already thinking of Halloween and Christmas treats but also there is a vegetable sauce in the making as I write! I cannot wait to share the versatility of these chocolates for both savory and sweet cooking.  We will be entering this chili in our neighborhood chili cook-off. I'll keep you informed of the result!

Yield: 12

Eric's Famous Chili

prep time: 20 minscook time: 1 hour and 30 minstotal time: 1 hours and 50 mins
This award-winning chili has a secret ingredient: (chocolate) in the form of a bar and cocoa. It deepens the flavors of the spices


2 lb lean ground beef
2 cans diced tomatoes
2 cans red beans, drained
2 cans kidney beans, drained
1 green, red and yellow pepper
1 red onion
1T garlic salt
1T A-1 sauce
3 T chili powder
1 bar chocolate
1/4 c cocoa powder
1 T hot sauce


In a dutch oven, brown beef and add peppers and onion, cook until softened.  Add beans and tomatoes.  Let simmer 10 minutes.  Add salt to taste. Then add all the spices and chocolate adjusting the spices to taste.  Continue to simmer until broth has thickened.  Let the chili rest so flavors can develop.
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