*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                Cocoa Chili
 
 Recipe By     : Taste of Home, Homemaker Schools, Spring 1997
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4      cups          water
    1      can           whole tomatoes -- undrained, cut up
                         -- (28 ounces)
      1/2  cup           tomato juice
    5      tablespoons   shortening
    4      pounds        lean ground beef
    2      cups          coarsely chopped onion
    2                    garlic cloves -- minced
    4                    bay leaves
    4      tablespoons   chili powder
    3      tablespoons   HERSHEY'S Cocoa
    2      teaspoons     oregano
    2      teaspoons     ground cumin
    2      teaspoons     sugar
    1 1/2  teaspoons     salt -- up to 2
      1/2  teaspoon      cayenne pepper
    2      tablespoons   chopped fresh cilantro
    4      tablespoons   all-purpose flour -- up to 5
      1/3  cup           cold water
 
 People will probably be surprised to hear that the “secret” to this chili’s gre
 at taste is cocoa.  It adds a subtle rich flavor to slightly spicy chili.
 
 In an 8-qt.  saucepan or kettle, combine water, undrained tomatoes and tomato j
 uice; begin cooking over medium heat.  Meanwhile, in a skillet, melt shortening
 : add beef and onion.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned; immediately 
 add beef and onion to tomato mixture.  Add garlic, bay leaves, chili powder, co
 coa, oregano, cumin, sugar, salt and cayenne.  Heat to boiling.  Reduce heat; s
 immer 2-1/2 to 3 hours.  Add additional water if chili gets too thick during co
 oking.  About 30 minutes before chili is done, add cilantro.  Mix flour with 1/
 3 cup water; add to chili.  Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until chili 
 is thickened.  Remove bay leaves before serving.  Yield: 3-4 quarts.
 
 busted by Sara Horton, 5/30/98
 
 
 By Horton Family <dhorton@jazz.cybermedia.net> on May 30, 1998.
 
 
 
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