Wednesday, April 28, 2010


                                                Heaven on Earth

This may seem an odd combination, but that's what the world seems to go for these days.  And no, I'm not doing an ad for Lindt, they just happen to have this dynamite little treat.  Sort of a cha-cha in your mouth.

Adapted from


Cooking spray
2 cups diced onions
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 tsp. minced garlic
1  1/4 lbs. ground turkey (for a vegetarian version, 2 chopped carrots, 2 stalks chopped celery)
3 tbls. brown sugar
2 tbls. ancho chile powder
1 tbls. unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
2 (15 oz.) cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
2 (14 oz.) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (14 oz.) can fat free chicken broth
2 chipotle chilies (canned in adobe sauce) minced
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup light sour cream
Chopped green onions

Heat a Dutch oven over med.-high heat.  Coat pan with cooking spray.  Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, turkey, to pan, saute about 8 min. or until turkey is browned and vegetables are tender.  Add sugar and next 9 ingredients (through chipotle) to pan, stirring to blend.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, simmer 15 min. or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.  Add chocolate, stir to melt, simmer a while longer.  

Yield: 8 servings
Serve in bowls.  Top each with 1 tbls. sour cream and green onions.

A fruity white wine with a strong body..such as Mondavi Fume' Blanc..goes well with this.  Enjoy!  And if you don't do the recipe, well, just pop some chili chocolate in your mouth when things seem dull!!  And take tango lessons...


Unknown said...

Hi Lyn,

What with Mexican chili, Swiss chocolate and Dutch ovens, this sounds quite a cosmopolitan casserole!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Very clever..leave it to you to recognize this UN special!!
Thanks, as usual..oh, darn..just got some cream cheese on my keys..bagel, you know!!

Jingle said...


Tess Kincaid said...

This is funny, because I just bought a dark chocolate chili bar this week and absolutely loved that extra kick. This recipe sounds wonderful.

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
And tasty too!! Thanks..

Lyn said...

Hi Willow-
That is funny..same wave length..woooo!!
What's next for chocolate? Choc and mashed potatoes?..hmmm..

Jeane Myers said...

mmmmm, this sounds so good - and actually this is one of my favorite chocolate bars - years ago a friend from Mexico introduced me to the idea of a dash of red pepper in my morning coffee and I've done that for years now and add a dash to anything chocolate that I'm baking xxo

Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
Thanks..will definitely try the pepper..It's got to be good!

Sheri said...

hi lyn :) thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my magpie...i finally have the chance to follow up and i've really enjoyed the time i've spent here today! i've never heard of the chocoate/chili but you can bet i'm going to look for it...loved your chocolate recipes and i even copied a few for myself ;)

A Cuban In London said...

I almost didn't make to your post. Once I saw that picture of the Lindt chocolate I just kept staring at it. Lindt, Green & Black's, Ferrero Rocher, just give me any of them any day and I don't care what recipe you come up with. This one is quite creative. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

Hi sheri-
Thanks...It's great finding new blogs through the prompt!
Chocolate forever!!

Lyn said...

Greetings to a Cuban-
Oh, yes..I'm with you..just the basics of plain chocolate is fine with me..but the recipe is a mole'...
Hope this posts..having some trouble with that!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

I will comment your magpie later after I posted mine!

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle- the meantime I'll just have to eat some chili chocolate!!


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