Chili con carne with dark chocolate

Chili con carne is proper comfort food. It doesn`t require any special ingredients and almost no cooking skills. It also is one of this dishes that you can just let it cook on its own. I like to add few bits of dark chocolate at the end of the cooking process. It is then when a normal chili turns into this velvety and rich dish, that the whole family would love. Best part- it is even better on the next day 🙂



  • 500 g minced beef
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 500 ml canned tomatoes
  • 2 cans kidney beans
  • 250 ml water
  • 1 cube veggie stock
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp dry mustard
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp HP sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3-4 tbsp oil
  • 2-3 blocks dark chocolate

To serve:

  • avocado
  • mature cheddar
  • sour cream
  • boiled corn
  • coriander
  • rice
  • jalapeno pepper


  1. Chop the onion and garlic. Saute with oil for 2 minutes in a big Dutch oven or similar pot
  2. Add the mince and spices and cook for 3-4 minutes
  3. Add the tomatoes, beans, water, veggie stock and sauces
  4. Cook for 45-60 minutes or until the chili gets thick and slightly mushy
  5. Add the chocolate and stir well for a minute
  6. Serve your chili with rice and your favourite toppings

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