Chocolate Ginger Orange Chili
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Hearty chili infused with the flavors of chocolate, ginger, and orange. It's sweet, spicy, savory and incredibly comforting.
Serves: 8
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 28-oz cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 stalks of celery, sliced
  • 1 jalapeno, de-seeded and sliced
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground allspice
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground thyme
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. Chop your bell pepper, onion, celery, and jalapeno.
  2. Juice your orange.
  3. Get your cocoa powder, chili powder, cumin, brown sugar, ground allspice, ground ginger, ground thyme, dried basil, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl.
  4. In a large pot on high heat, brown your ground beef.
  5. Drop the heat down to medium.
  6. Toss your chopped vegetables into the pan and cook until onions are partially translucent (approximately 10 minutes), stirring occasionally.
  7. Add in your bowl of spices, cocoa, and sugar.
  8. Stir the pot to make sure the spices are coating the meat and vegetables.
  9. Add the 2 cans of crushed tomatoes and the orange juice.
  10. Partially cover your pot with a lid and let simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  11. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  12. Serve.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 317 Fat: 12 Carbohydrates: 24 Sugar: 13 Sodium: 596 Protein: 27
Recipe by The Eat More Food Project at