More experiments with Chili

Second attempt to find "my" recipe for chili.

After the first attempt I did a quick search and found "The SHOCKING SECRET to great chili" by Adam Ragusea on YouTube. Very similar to what I'd done in Experiment 001, but with the addition of chocolate.

I also had some different peppers to play with.

Experiment 002 turned out very tasty. Not much heat due to the types of peppers I used.

I did add an extra dose of chili powder. The chocolate brought a smoothness and did seem to balance with the tomatoes—Thanks Adam. I feel this is getting close. Maybe one more try , but going back to the Jalapeños.

Again this gave me 6 servings (3 lunches, 3 for the freezer).

Chili Experiment 002


  • 2 tbs oil
  • 2 long green peppers
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • A squeeze of tomato paste
  • 28oz diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 14oz black beans
  • 14oz kidney beans
  • 14oz great northern beans
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 orange pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • handful of dark chocolate chips (62% Cacao)

Takes , serves six people.


  1. Finely chop onion
  2. Remove seeds and veins from long green, orange, and red peppers then finely chop
  3. Heat oil, then add onion, garlic, and peppers. Stir-fry until soft
  4. Add tomato paste, and stir for 5 minutes
  5. Add tomatoes, water, beans, and spices
  6. Stir
  7. Add chocolate chips
  8. Bring to a boil, then simmer for about an hour