Big Daddy’s Chocolate Kick Chili

What’s more filling on a chilly winter evening than a piping hot bowl of Chili? Here you’ll find our recipe for the classic rich and meaty beef stew, but with a special spicy chocolatey kick!

When we make chili, we use a pound each of ground beef, stew beef and pork chorizo. If we have it, we’ll substitute in venison for a pound of the beef.


  • 3 lbs of meat of your choice- we use: 1 lb each ground beef, stew beef and chorizo
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 8 cloves of garlic
  • 2-4 chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 bottle favorite beer
  • Big Daddy’s chili seasoning blend
  • Big Daddy’s chocolate chili heart


  • Brown the meat in a dutch oven or skillet over medium high heat, then set aside.
  • Blend or chop the onions, peppers, garlic and chipotles in adobo and sauté 5-10 minutes until soft and fragrant.
  • Add tomato paste and chili seasoning packet and sauté for a few minutes more.
  • Add the meat, tomato sauce, beer, and salt and pepper to taste, stir until combined.
  • Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for about an hour (or transfer to a 350F oven to cook).
  • Chop the chocolate, then mix into the chili.
  • Cook for 30 minutes to an hour more.
  • -Enjoy!

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