Spicy Turkey Chili with Chocolate
2 cups lean ground turkey
½ cup bell peppers, diced
½ cup white onions, diced
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
½ teaspoon all-purpose seasoning
2 tablespoons Splenda brown sugar
1 teaspoon chipotle peppers, finely chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
3 cups pinto beans, cooked
1 cup tomatoes, diced
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
¼ cup sugar-free chocolate syrup
The combination of smoky chipotle chilies and sweet chocolate adds a deep, rich flavor to any chili.
Coat a large saucepan with nonstick spray. On medium-high heat, brown ground turkey with bell peppers, onions, garlic, and all-purpose seasoning, for 10 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients to saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes.
Cocoa powder or unsweetened chocolate adds depth of flavor and richness to soups and sauces. Although most consumers associate chocolate with sweet confections, it isn't unusual to find it as an ingredient in savory dishes from Mexico, Central and South America. In fact, the national dish of Mexico, Turkey Mole, is built on a thick, chocolate-laced sauce. Chocolate or cocoa powder is especially good in vegetarian black bean dishes.