Rodelle Cocoa Chili

Rodelle Cocoa Chili

Spicy, rich, and flavorful! This is the perfect chili for any event. The rich cocoa color, savory vegetables, and easy-to-make recipe, makes this chili one of a kind!



60 minutes




4 servings


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 jalapeno peppers chopped seeds removed
  • 1 Anaheim pepper chopped seeds removed
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed and chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground meat (or meat substitute)
  • 2 tsp salt, divided
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 15 ounce can pinto beans, rinsed
  • 1 15 ounce can crushed peeled tomatoes
  • 1 cup vegetable broth, plus additional 1 cup if needed
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 3 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 3 tbsp Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa
  • 1 cup amber beer


  • Heat oil in heavy, 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven. Saute the peppers, garlic, and onions over medium heat for 1 minute. Add the ground meat and 1 tsp salt and brown until beef is crumbly and medium rare.
  • Add the beans and tomatoes, combining the ingredients well. Add the broth, molasses, cumin, remaining salt, chili powder, crushed red pepper, and Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa. Stir well, bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add the beer, cover and simmer over low heat for another 15 minutes. Uncover, stir, and add more broth if the chili is too thick and adjust seasonings if desired. Cover and simmer for 1/2 hour more.
  • Serve with diced red onions and shredded cheddar cheese or a dollop of sour cream.

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