Mole Chili

The Blog tech and I stopped at a restaurant while out on one of our jaunts recently.  He ordered chili.  I make a lot of chili though I am not a big fan of it.  He insisted that I try some. Wow...it blew me away.  It took a while but I figured out that they had made mole chili. This chili has no beans, just onions, ground meat and a wonderful combinations of spices and cocoa. I don't know that I will ever make any other chili than this.  It is that good.
Saute' a diced onion in some vegetable oil.

While the onion cooks, add 1 box of beef broth to a heavy pot.  Add 3 or more dried ancho chilies, depending on how spicy you want this to be. Add a couple peppers in adobo.  Add several seeded poblano peppers, 8 sun dried tomatoes and about 5 garlic cloves.  Simmer this while you work on the chili.

Add 2 pounds of ground beef to the onions.

Sprinkle in 4 T. of dark cocoa powder and 2 pinches of cinnamon.Add 4 T. of chili powder, 2 T. paprika, 2 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. of black pepper and salt.  Stir this and cook until browned.  Place the broth mixture in your blender and puree it.  Be careful when pureeing hot liquid.

Pour the pureed broth mixture into the meat and onions.  Add 3 tablespoons of tomato puree. Cook at a simmer stirring occasionally for an hour or so until thickened and a deep brown color.  Taste for seasoning and tweak it if need be.  I added a beef bouillon cube for a richer flavor.

This is even better if served the next day.  I served it with diced onion, cheddar cheese, cojita cheese and tortilla chips.

Comments

Laurie M said…
wow, that sounds amazing, it looks so good too,
It does have a sad color :-) :-) But why not make a bean free chilli? I'll try this next time I'äll have chilli!

Have a great day!
Christer.
Patty Woodland said…
This I might enjoy...I do not like beans so I've never been a chili eater
jody said…
looks and sounds wonderful! i love chili, altho i like just about anything....
Sunnybrook Farm said…
It might be good but do you realize how hard it would be to catch enough moles to make a pot of chili? Those little suckers live in a maze of tunnels but a well trained dog can sniff them out!
Cottage Tails said…
the touch of cocoa is clever. Thanks will have a go at this recipe.
Guillaume said…
I love a good chilli. Next time I do one, I might use this recipe.
Mary Ann said…
Oh my gosh, it looks great!
Nellie said…
How delicious! I add cocoa to our favorite recipe, too.
Linda said…
Looks and sounds wonderful, I will have to try this! xx
TARYTERRE said…
YEAH. It doesn't have beans. I LOVE it.
Another chili that I've got to try!
PH has been ill for the past two days..so I have to wait a bit. I DO love chili.
Kay said…
I just love to watch you cook!
Loli said…
Looks tasty, I wish I could eat spicy foods...