Chili con Carne
Serving Size:6|Prep Time:15minutes|Cook Time:35minutes

  1. Brown ground beef in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is soft. Add bell pepper and cook stirring frequently for two minutes.
  3. Stir in cayenne, ancho chile powder, cumin, coriander, paprika and cocoa powder.
  4. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and black beans.
  5. Add sugar, salt and black pepper.
  6. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, add beef broth and red wine vinegar. Stir well and bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Garnish with your favorite toppings, such as grated cheese, sour cream, and chopped scallions.
Chef’s Narrative
A twist on the classic meat and bean chili with the addition of smoky chile powders and a surprise chocolate element.
Recipe Substitutions
Use ground turkey or chicken instead of beef.
  • 1poundSilver Sage Farms™ ground beef
  • 1onion, diced
  • 2clovesgarlic, minced
  • 1green pepper, diced
  • 1/4teaspooncayenne pepper
  • 2tablespoonsancho chili powder
  • 2teaspoonsground cumin
  • 3/4teaspoonground coriander
  • 2teaspoonssmoked paprika
  • 1/4cupcocoa powder
  • 115-ounch cantomato sauce
  • 115-ounch candiced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 3cupscooked black beans,or 2, 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1teaspoonsugar
  • 1 1/2teaspoonssalt
  • 1/4teaspoonblack pepper
  • 1/2cupbeef broth
  • 2tablespoonsred wine vinegar