Thursday, November 8, 2012

Chocolate Chipotle Pumpkin Chili

Growing up I wasn't a huge fan of chili.  I didn't like tomatoes and my Mom would put but chunks of them in her version (sorry Mom!).  As an adult I've learned to like tomatoes so I decided to try my hand at creating my own version.  I wanted it to be paleo friendly as well. (Clearly the sour cream and cheese are optional if you want to stick with paleo friendly food).

Chocolate Chipotle Pumpkin Chili

2 lbs ground beef
1 15 oz can pumpkin
1 28 oz can peeled tomatoes, pureed in the blender
1/2 T chipotle chili pepper
1/2 T cumin
1 tsp salt
1 square of 100% dark chocolate
1 can of green chilies
1 onion, chopped

I made this in the slow cooker and it was so easy!  I just dumped everything in and let it cook for about 4 hours.

This was SO yummy!!  The green chilies and chipotle give it just enough kick.  And the chocolate adds just a tiny bit of bitterness that gives it more depth.

If you like a thinner version you can add a couple of cups of chicken broth.

Hope you enjoy this fun spin on an old classic!


Jess said...

Sounds good I will have to make this.

I Gotta Try That said...

I am definetly going to make this. Sounds so good.I appreciate you sharing on "I Gotta Try That Monday"

Hi, Im Kelly! said...

ohhh YUM!

Printabelle said...

What an awesome combination of flavors! I try to incorporate pumpkin in my diet because it's so healthy, but I usually end up making semi healthy baked goods. I love this idea of having it in chili and the chocolate sure doesn't hurt either!!

Amanda said...

Mmmmmmm this sounds delicious. I love anything with pumpkin :)

Jill said...

Now that sounds like one tasty chilli!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Miz Helen said...

Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you soon!
Miz Helen

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