Texas-Style Cocoa Chili
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Texas-Style Cocoa Chili

"Unsweetened cocoa powder and chipotle chile pepper add rich flavor to this hearty Texas-style chili!"

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour 45 mins Serves: 5 Serving Size: 1 Cup


2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet® Organic Garlic Powder

1 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet® Oregano, Mexican

1/2 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet® Chile Pepper, Chipotle

1/2 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet® Organic Cumin, Ground

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons oil, divided

2 pounds boneless beef chuck, cut into 1-inch cubes

1 cup chopped onion

3/4 cup water

1 1/2 cups beef stock

1 6-ounce can tomato paste

Mix cocoa powder and seasonings in small bowl. Set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add 1/2 of the beef; brown on all sides. Remove beef from skillet. Repeat with remaining beef, adding additional 1 tablespoon oil as needed.

Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in same skillet on medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add water; stir to loosen browned bits in bottom of skillet.

Stir in beef, beef stock, tomato paste and seasoning mixture. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, 1 1/2 hours or until beef is tender, stirring occasionally. Serve over cooked rice with shredded cheese and sliced green onions, if desired.