6 Pepper Vegan Chocolate Chili
Alright, so as promised in the other thread, here's the first recipe of many. I'll write up a few more as I get time.
I got this recipe from Chow some time ago and modified it a bit for my own liking. I found that it was a bit bland at first so I made a few substitutions with the seasoning, added some fake ground beef, and changed the spicing a bit. With that, I present to you: 6 Pepper Vegan Chocolate Chili!
- 1 1/4 cups dried pinto beans
- 1 large dried ancho chile
- 1 dried New Mexico chili
- 12oz of Oatmeal Stout
- 1 very large white or yellow onion, thickly sliced
- 3 fresh jalapeno peppers
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2 medium orange bell peppers, chopped
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves,
- 1 package of fake ground beef (optional)
- 1 4-ounce can fire-roasted green chiles
- 2 chipotle pepper, from canned chipotles in adobo
- 2 whole tomatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups reserved bean cooking liquid
- 1/2 ounce bittersweet chocolate powder
First thing you want to do is cook your pre-soaked beans with just 1 teaspoon of salt until they're tender. Bring to a boil, turn down to a simmer, and let it go for about an hour. Drain and reserve the liquid.
Next, heat up a cast iron skillet on high heat. Take your ancho and New Mexican chilis and place on the skillet and press down with a spatula. Hold until they start to blacken (about 45 seconds), flip, and repeat. When they're done, remove and de-seed them. Leave the cast iron skillet on the heat because we'll use it again shortly.
After de-seeding, blend with about 2/3 of your beer.
Chop your onions and jalapenos. Add a small amount of olive oil to the skillet and cook them. This will smoke the SHIT out of your house, so be sure you have proper ventilation or lungs of steel.
Cook for about 10 minutes, or until they start to look like this.
Next, chop your garlic and bell peppers.
Heat your 2tbsp of olive oil in a chili pot over medium heat and add these to it. Cook for about 5 minutes or so.
Add your onion/jalapeno mixture, cumin, oregano, thyme and pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Blend the remaining 4oz of beer, tomatoes, and chipotle and add them to the pot, along with your fire roasted green chilis, fake meat, and salt. Simmer this shit for about 30 minutes.
Next, mix some chocolate powder and a little bit of the remaining bean liquid to get rid of the clumps. Add this, your beans, and the remaining liquid to the chili and cook for 5-10 minutes more.
Eat with a big ass piece of bread to help alleviate the burning pain that your mouth will experience.