Mexican Chocolate Chili

Mexican Chocolate Chili

saraeudy 1

"Adapted from an old recipe my mother used for family gatherings. Because you make it in a Crock Pot® it is easy to transport to a party. It's flavorful and I promise everyone will ask for this recipe."


2 h 45 m servings 276 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 276 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.3g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 16.4 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 978 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine ground round and onion in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, until beef is browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer cooked beef and onions to slow cooker. Stir in water, tomatoes, kidney beans, black beans, corn, chocolate chips, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and salt. Cook on High until chili begins to bubble, about 20 minutes. Reduce heat to Low, and cook until thick, about 2 hours.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 39 Ratings


I have already made this dish twice and everyone loves it! The second time I made it I added a little more chili powder and a little more cumin. Other than's perfect!

It was too mild for our family's taste so I doubled the chili powder and added some red pepper flakes. I used dark chocolate chips and really liked the suble taste the chocolate gave, life a mol...

This recipe was great! I like mild things, and my husband likes really spicy, so this worked well because as is, the recipe is mild, so we just add some extra spice for the hubster, and voila, ...

I hate to give any recipe such an awful rating but this chili was just not for me. It was much too sweet and really lacked any flavor. In the end I put about 5 total TSB of Chili powder and 1 ...

Great chili. I kicked up the spice by substituting diced tomatoes w/ green chiles for the ones with garlic. I also added some chipotle sauce when serving. The smoky flavor perfectly complimented...

This was easy and tasty. I do NOT like really spicy food and this was perfect for me and my family. You can't taste the chocolate, but it gives the dish some depth. I added 2 gloves of chopped f...

This is a great chili!!! A nice change from another recipe I use. We too like things a bit spicy, so I added a small can of diced ortega chilies, along with a bit more seasonings. Next time, I w...

My husband and I loved this chili! It was even better the next day. It could use a few more spices to kick it up a notch. But that easy to fix. We will definitely be making it again

I love this recipe! I've made it a couple times. I don't change things because there's anything wrong with the original; it's great exactly as listed. A couple things I've done based on my suppl...