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Old 10-06-2009, 10:24 PM   #1
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Combating chocolate in chili

Hi all,

I just made a new chili recipe tonight and I love it. However, the dark chocolate leaves a finish I'm not super happy with.

I added more orange juice and a little sea salt...it's good chili but I feel like I could do something else...

What are your thoughts on curry powder? Anything else?

I'm running out of ideas...tasted it about 10 times.



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Old 10-06-2009, 11:14 PM   #2
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if you will go to allrecipes.com and search out 'chili by george' then you will find a fantabulous chili recipe!!
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:49 PM   #3
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I don't know that I would put curry powder in chili that already has chocolate in it. How about just cumin?

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Old 10-07-2009, 02:14 AM   #4
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maybe cumin. some creamy peanut butter (not a real sweet one) would also give it a rich flavor, i have added a small amount and it tastes richer and pretty good. if you have plain salted peanuts (not dry roast) you could grind them good in a food processor and than add to chili.
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:36 AM   #5
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Chili is something that freezes great. I would make another batch without the chocolate and combine the two then freeze the leftovers. Anything else you add will change the overall taste of the chili.

Did you use sweetened or unsweetened chocolate? How much did you use?
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:00 AM   #6
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I think I'd try to avoid adding anything with anymore oil in it. (No peanut butter or nuts) Try the cumin, thats a good call, I think I might roast some tomatoes and puree them and add that. It will offset the chocolate a bit.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:29 AM   #7
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I'd not put either orange juice or curry in chili.

You should use unsweetened chocolate in chili. It gives it a deeper flavor.

I'd agree with GB -- make another half batch without the chocolate and combine.

You could also try adding more chili powder and/or cumin or oregano.
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:51 PM   #8
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I put cinnamon in a chili once and it worked quite well, it had chocolate in it as well. (100% stuff I found in Amsterdam!:) )
Incidentally it was a veggie chili... I don't know how much of a difference that would make. :/
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:58 PM   #9
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I skip the chocolate and just put in a half teaspoon of cocoa powder just before serving.
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:51 PM   #10
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I'm interested to try chocolate, peanuts and orange juice in a chili! Not all in the same but one single item added to the same base of chili so I can taste the difference and go from there. Curry is a given for my taste I think it would be wonderful. We shall see!

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