Chocolate-Bean Chili

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David Lebovitz
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Absolutely delicious! I used semi-sweet chocolate instead of the unsweetened the sugar and it gave just enough extra flavor, without overpowering the chili. It reminded me very much of mole, one of my favorite dishes when I lived in Mexico.
Jessica Dan   •  18 Dec   •  Report
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Ingredients for 8 servings

1 pound (450g) dried red or variegated heirloom beans

1 bay leaf

2 pounds (1kg) beef stewing meat, such as boneless short ribs or chuck roast, cut into 1-inch (3 cm) cubes

3 teaspoons salt (total), smoked if available

2 to 4 dried chiles, or one fresh chile, minced

about 2 tablespoons cooking oil

2 medium onions, peeled and diced

4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

2-3 teaspoons red chile powder

1 teaspoon ancho chile powder (if available, otherwise use an additional teaspoon red chile powder)

2 teaspoons dried oregano

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon paprika

2 cups (50cl) beer

2 cans (15oz, 200g each) crushed or diced tomatoes

1 tablespoon brown sugar

2 ounces (55g) unsweetened chocolate

3 tablespoons cider vinegar or lime juice

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