Black Bean & Chorizo Chocolate Chili

Written by chanie on May 24th, 2011

Chorizo chocolate chili is a real tongue twister, and, a real tongue pleaser too! :) I happened to read a few recipes recently that used chorizo as a base. Having seen Jack’s Gourmet at KosherFest a few months back, I knew that their amazing array of gourmet kosher sausages had recently hit the market, including spicy Mexican Chorizo, and I wanted to give them a try. To me, the absolute best chili offers sweetness, spice and depth of flavor. That’s where the chocolate comes in. It adds that little something that takes the chili from delicious, to over the top.

Chili makes a great kids meal when served in Taco shells or Tostito scoops. Serve alongside diced tomatoes, corn, salsa, guacamole and scallions with a side of rice. I was lucky enough to host my nieces and nephew (who live across the globe) when I made this for dinner, and they loved being able to eat their dinner out of miniature chip bowls!

In general, the longer you cook the chili, the better it will taste as the flavors will have a chance to blend. It tends to taste even better the second day, but this is pretty next to perfect when fresh!

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  1. chanale says:

    looks amazing!! will try!

  2. helen says:

    made it in a crock pot , it was good, thanks for the recipe.

  3. dl says:

    made it for dinner- was a real hit-thanx

  4. sara says:

    who’s the gorgeous ‘mouth’ model?

  5. Elissa says:

    Just came across this recipe…wondering if “2 sausage” means 2 pieces of sausage (I think the packages usually have 4) or 2 WHOLE packages of sausage? (I’m assuming it’s the first option, but just want to be sure!)

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