I have another one of Kevin’s tasty recipes in store for you today! Kevin first made this around Christmastime last year and it was so good that I have requested it at random times ever since. The problem is that Kevin is such a natural in the kitchen that he often throws ingredients together without remembering exactly what went into it so he would always give the excuse that he couldn’t remember the original recipe. Even with his protests, it was just as tasty each time he prepared it. I finally pinned him down this time (not literally) and got the recipe.
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!
P.S. – Don’t tell anyone, but I have eaten the leftover chili and topped it with a fried egg for breakfast the next morning. It was delicious!