"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Soups, Stews & Casseroles > Chili
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-15-2007, 06:26 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 15
Chocolate in Chili

Does anyone else do this? I know of a person who won a chili cook-off and she put a little bit of chocolate in it to make it sweeter.

__________________

__________________
colby92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2007, 07:51 PM   #2
Senior Cook
 
chave982's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 246
Absolutely...I just won a chili cook-off this past weekend. See this post. I add a Hershey's bar at the very end. I don't add it for the sweetness, though; I add it for another layer of flavor...but as long as you don't tell anybody, they will never know there's any chocolate at all.
__________________

__________________
chave982 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2007, 07:54 PM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 15,156
I have a chili recipe that I add some Hershey's kisses at the end. Really delicious.
__________________
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2007, 08:00 PM   #4
Head Chef
 
Jeff G.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,352
Yep, I have seen chocolate, Peanut butter, both. I have tried one that used a little carmel in hers--but that really didn't work for me......
__________________
Jeff G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2007, 09:24 PM   #5
Head Chef
 
David Cottrell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Norwalk, Ohio
Posts: 1,194
Exclamation Yes Indeed

Quote:
Originally Posted by colby92 View Post
Does anyone else do this? I know of a person who won a chili cook-off and she put a little bit of chocolate in it to make it sweeter.
Chocolate and Chili - like in peppers go way back to the Aztecs - they made a chocolate drink using coco beans and chili peppers. For what we call Chili there are tons of recipes using chocolate. Go for it!
__________________
David Cottrell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2007, 09:48 PM   #6
Executive Chef
 
VeraBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: northern NJ
Posts: 3,683
Absolultely...........it's lends a depth you'll be amazed at. While you at it..try adding a bit of cayenne to your next batch of home made hot chocolate.
__________________
How can we sleep while our beds are burning???
VeraBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2007, 11:25 PM   #7
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,296
I have always heard of it and my sister claims she put a Hershey bar in her chili.... but I can't say that I have ever tried it or if I have, I never knew it.

I am curious to know what kind of flavor it adds to the chili... perhaps I need to whip up my recipe and try a chocolate bar in it?
__________________
sattie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2007, 06:17 AM   #8
Cook
 
strawberry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Sunny Florida
Posts: 98
I usually throw in an ounce of semi-sweet baking chocolate in my chili. It adds a depth of flavor that I really like. You can't taste it as chocolate, but it gives it a certain bit of richness that works for me. It's more of a flavor enhancer than a flavor unto itself.
__________________
strawberry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2007, 09:21 AM   #9
Executive Chef
 
AllenOK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA, Oklahoma
Posts: 3,463
I usually just add some cocoa powder along with all the other powdered seasonings. Again, nice and complexly flavored. I'd tried to use Mexican chocolate, baking chocolate, etc., and find that it adds to much sweetness, thus the cocoa powder.
__________________
Peace, Love, and Vegetable Rights!
Eat Meat and Save the Plants!
AllenOK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2007, 09:57 AM   #10
Master Chef
 
jennyema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Boston
Posts: 9,253
Quote:
Originally Posted by colby92 View Post
Does anyone else do this? I know of a person who won a chili cook-off and she put a little bit of chocolate in it to make it sweeter.

Yes I always add it, but I never use sweetened chocolate just unsweetened. The point of adding chocolate isn't to make it sweeter, it's to add depth of flavor, like a mole sauce.
__________________

__________________
Less is not more. More is more and more is fabulous.
jennyema is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.