Ingredients

How to make it

  • In Dutch oven, brown half the meat and pour off fat
  • Remove meat
  • Brown remaining meat and pour off all fat except 2 tbls.
  • Add onion and garlic and cook and stir until tender
  • Add meat and remaining ingredients except flour, cornmeal and warm water
  • Mix well
  • Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer covered 2 hours
  • Stir together flour and cornmeal, then add warm water and mix well
  • Stir into chili mixture
  • Cook covered another 20 minutes

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    " It was excellent "
    dkayethorn ate it and said...
    i had followed the recipe, but when finished I didn't like the taste. It was to dry, and bitter. I added more tomatoe sauce, sugar, chili powder, coffee, and red wine viniger. I then moved all the ingridients into a crock pot, and let it simmer all night. It is a really good starter recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    Pepperqueen ate it and said...
    This is a great recipe and will make it again,my son love it.
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    " It was excellent "
    joferg888 ate it and said...
    oh, i used fresh oregano in this one
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    " It was excellent "
    joferg888 ate it and said...
    this recipe is simply awesome!!! kudos to wynnebaer!
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  • sdallenhou 3 years ago
    Cocoa (and coffee) provide depth and authenticity to chili, even though neither can be tasted if used in proper proportions. If you think of the "sauce" in chili as a type of mole then it makes sense.
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  • hunnee 3 years ago
    this looks superb, although may I ask what does the cocoa do to the chili? never used that before, all in all cant wait to try this!
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  • roseisarose 4 years ago
    I mixed a few recipes together and added smoked paprika
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    " It was excellent "
    mbalmr ate it and said...
    I've made this, and it's the only recipe I ever use for chili. In fact, I make it with all ground venison, and it lacks nothing without the pork and beef fat. It's the best!!!
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  • momofsixgirls 4 years ago
    I made this yesterday & it was a huge it!! I loved the idea of the cocoa...instead of using just the tomato sauce I used half sauce half Zing Zang (a bloody mary mix) and I tripled the recipe and it's all gone!! Thanks for a great recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    pinotnoir ate it and said...
    Good set of ingredients. I stole your cocoa and beef bullion ideas. The only thing missing is some real peppers - add chili and/or jalapeno peppers and cut back on the hot sauce.
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    " It was excellent "
    diannehocut ate it and said...
    Making this one today! 5UP

    Dianne
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  • cswindoll 4 years ago
    COOL WEATHER TIME,AND NOTHING LIKE A GOOD BOWL OF CHILI SAYS WINTER IS HERE.
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    " It was excellent "
    gapeach55 ate it and said...
    Sounds great! Love a good Chili.
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    " It was excellent "
    sparow64 ate it and said...
    I missed this one first time around! LOVE it!
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    " It was excellent "
    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    My compliments to Bill & Becky and to you for sharing this recipe... I collect Chili books and recipes and this will make a nice addition....
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    " It was excellent "
    dmajor ate it and said...
    I love a good chili! Thanks and high 5!
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Sounds good, I use instant potatoe flakes to thicken my chilli but I guess the corn meal would do the same. Really does make a difference. Thanks for sharing your recipe, you have my 5 also.
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    " It was excellent "
    debbie919 ate it and said...
    We've always added cornmeal for thickening, and also oatmeal...this is much like the way I make chili, but I'm definitely going to try this combo of ingredients...sounds great, thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    merlin ate it and said...
    This sounds like great chili. Thanks.
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  • jett2whit 5 years ago
    Okey dokey - we also use ground turkey which you can't tell the difference in taste.....I've never heard of adding corn meal...hmmmm interesting. I love chili!
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