Mexican Mole Poblano Inspired Chili Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Mexican Mole Poblano Inspired Chili Recipe
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Mexican Mole Poblano Inspired Chili

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"This beef chili recipe brings forward the flavors of cinnamon and chocolate often found in Mole Poblano style sauces. It really creates some depth and complexity in a otherwise fairly traditional chili recipe. This recipe is an award winning recipe that is a frequent crowd favorite."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 35 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 50 mins

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Stir in onions, green peppers, green chilies, and garlic. Cook and stir until onions are soft and translucent, about 8 minutes. Add the stew meat to the pot, cook until well browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir the chili power, cumin, basil, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper, oregano, thyme, bay leaf, and cinnamon stick into the pot. Cook and stir until spices are aromatic, about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the crushed tomatoes, beef broth, and beer into the pot; stir in the tomato paste. Bring chili to a simmer and cook until beef is very tender and the liquids have thickened, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  4. Mix the chili beans and chocolate into the chili. Simmer until the chocolate has melted and the chili is hot, 5 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick and bay leaf. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note
  • This recipe calls for the use of beer. It can be replaced with an equivalent volume of broth. If beer is used, I recommend a beer low in hop flavor with a smooth malt flavor. A porter or dry stout would be just fine.
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Reviews More Reviews

Jun 07, 2010

I would give this five stars, but I just thought the beer flavor was to strong. At least for me. I would make it again with about 1/2 the amount of beer. The beef was very tender, and the chocolate and cinnamon in the recipe give it a unique taste. I topped mine with mozzarella cheese and some chips. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

 
Oct 24, 2011

I was looking for a chili recipe that had both chocolate and cinnamon in the ingredients list. This is the one I chose. I heard that these ingredients were the secret to winning a chili cookoff. WELL, lets just say I'll never make a recipe to serve (especially to be judged) without giving it a trial run first. The people were commenting on the flavor while taste-testing my chili (and not in a good way). Over all, the recipe was a flop. People were warning others not to even try this one. So glad it was anonymous! I dumped it when I got home.

 
Apr 06, 2013

Yum! I omitted the beer entirely, and used about 1/4 C of cocoa powder instead of the chocolate (since I didn't have either of these ingredients). I will be making this again, probably adding corn and another can of beans.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 376 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.7 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 20.7 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 6.3 g
  • 25%
  • Protein
  • 24.2 g
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 692 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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