Bodacious Chili

Bodacious Chili

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Recipe by  Southern Living magazine

“If you want to cool things off a bit, remove the seeds from jalapeno peppers.”

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Original recipe yields 12 cups


  1. SAUTE first 8 ingredients in hot olive oil in a large Dutch oven until meat is browned.
  2. DRAIN and return meat mixture to Dutch oven.
  3. STIR in cocoa and next 13 ingredients; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 1/2 hours.
  4. COMBINE sour cream and next 8 ingredients; chill. Serve with chili. Top with shredded cheese, if desired.

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We tried this recipe several years ago when it first was published in Southern Living. We made it for a super bowl party and it was definitely a hit. It takes a while to make and for all the flavors to blend, but it is well worth the wait. My husband LOVES to make it.



I didn't like this recipe. After all of the preparation, I was expecting something amazing. Unfortunately it was just the opposite. I would rather eat canned chili than this.



This was really good, had great flavor. The only thing I didn't like was that it took a long time to cut up the meat. Husband loved it.

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