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October 4, 2009

Black Bean Chili ala Bael

Isobael's Black Bean Chili

1 lb ground meat (turkey, beef, lamb, pork, a combination of...)
1 onion, diced fine
1 can black beans, rinsed well (I like two cans!)
2 cups of broth (chicken or beef)
1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced into 1x1 cubes
1 cup salsa (I use Southwestern salsa as it has black beans and corn in it!)
1 TB minced garlic
4 TB chili powder
1/2 TB Cocoa powder (NOT the sweetened, beverage variety. Use the unsweetened, cooking variety!)
Salt and pepper (to taste)

In a large pot, dutch oven, or cast iron kettle, heat 3 TB olive oil. Add onions, garlic, chili powder, cocoa powder and sautee until soft. Add ground meat and brown. Add beans, broth, and sweet potato, and salsa. Cover and simmer for 90 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings.

Serve with sour cream or shredded cheese on top!


Phyrra said...

We made this tonight and it's AWESOME! Thank you for sharing :)

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