A spicy, Mexican lunch or dinner dish, this bean chili recipe is perfect! It makes for a great healthy chocolate recipe and includes plenty of vegetables, a mixture of great spices and not forgetting the chocolate to satisfy your taste buds. Although it uses a huge variety of ingredients, it is ready in no time and requires very few cooking steps so don’t be frightened off!
Try out this vegetarian chili recipe to include chocolate for lunch and chocolate for dinner into your day! It is definitely something different that people don’t make everyday, but why not? With a fantastic range of exotic ingredients, this Mexican recipe is a fiesta of flavours.
How to make chocolate bean chili?
Perfect for a romantic night in or a weekend lunch with the family, have a go at our bean chili with chocolate and walnuts to spice up your normal cooking routine.
Bean Chili with Chocolate and Walnuts Recipe
By May 5, 2015Published:
- Yield: 6-8 Servings
- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 50 mins
- Ready In: 60 mins
For a healthy but delicious lunch or dinner dish, it is a must to taste this bean chili with dark chocolate and walnuts recipe! A bowl full of scrumtuous veggies and a wild mixture of flavours, it is sure to go down a treat.
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or coconut oil)
- 1 onion peeled and finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic peeled and finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 fresh chili
- 1 teaspoon paprika ground
- 1 teaspoon oregano dried
- 2 bell peppers finely chopped
- 5 cups mixed beans cooked
- 1 carrot finely chopped
- 1 parsnip peeled and finely chopped
- 2 stalks of celery finely chopped
- 1 1/2 cups raw walnuts finely chopped
- 800 grams plum tomatoes
- 1 cup water
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 cup red wine (or balsamic vinegar)
- 1/2 cup coffee (optional)
- 2 ounces dark chocolate broken
- 1 bunch fresh cilantro coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1 lime quartered
- 4 tortillas toasted
- Prepare all the vegetables.
- Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin, paprika, oregano, onion, garlic and chili, Let it fry for a few minutes, stirring occasionally until the fragrances become powerful.
- Add the pepper, carrot, parsnip and celery. Let them cook for another few minutes.
- Add the walnuts, beans, water, tomatoes and salt and leave to cook for half an hour.
- Add the red wine, coffee and chocolate and stir carefully for 5 minutes. Taste the mixture and season how you like.
- Serve with a dollop of yogurt, toasted slices of tortilla and garnish with the cilantro.