Mayan Spice Chocolate Chili


Shared by Saratoga Chocolate Co.

Serves 8-10

Prep time: 20

Cook time: 1 hr


*Ingredients currently available at the farmers’ market

  • 1.5 lb ground Longlesson beef*
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 orange pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 2 large onions*, diced
  • 2 jalapenos seeded and minced
  • 3 cloves garlic*, minced
  • 1.5 Tbsp Chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne
  • 1-15 oz can of diced tomatoes (locally grown & canned if possible!)
  • 1 small can tomatoes paste
  • 2 cups beef broth, more water if needed
  • 1 can red kidney beans
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • ¼ cup Saratoga Chocolate Co. Mayan Spice Hot Chocolate mix*
  • Salt & pepper to taste



  1. In a well oiled dutch oven brown beef on medium-high heat for about 2-3 minutes, dusting with salt and pepper for flavor.  
  2. Set aside beef in a bowl. In the same Dutch oven, add a touch of oil and saute onions, pepper, and jalapeno until softened.
  3. Add back the beef, and sprinkle the mixture with spices. Cook for 2 minutes. Add in beans, tomatoes, tomato paste and broth and bring to a simmer. Sprinkle in the hot chocolate mixture and stir well. Cover a let simmer for 1 hour.
  4. Serve over rice, topped with cilantro, sour cream, and/or an over-easy egg. Enjoy!

Photo courtesy of Pattie Garrett