During the cold months in Texas (I laughed at that phrase), I love making soups and stews. One dish that is often requested ’round here is chili. I’d stopped making it for a while because it was such a bore. Probably just a notch above fast-food chili. Blech.
So, imagine my surprise when I opened up Melissa Joulwan’s “Well Fed” cookbook and find not just this amazing recipe for chili, but CHOCOLATE chili. No, it’s not some crazy Willy Wonka concoction. The chocolate just adds depth to the slightly acidic chili powder in the seasoning. It is such a delicious dish and worth every minute of simmering. Whatever you do, DON’T skimp on time. Let it simmer for the full two hours (!). You will not regret it.
The prep for this dish is ridiculously easy. All you need to do is make sure you have enough time to let it simmer. It really does take the flavors to another level.
Serve with a big kale salad and you’re good to go.