Q: I've recently found what's probably my favorite chili recipe, Beef and Pork Chili from a James Beard cookbook.
Between this and my love of mole poblano, I've become enamored of savory recipes that use chocolate. Do you know of any other good ones — stew, sauce or otherwise?
Sent by Mike
Editor: Here's the recipe Mike mentions; it sounds great!
• Beef and Pork Chili at Davis Farmers Market
The first recipe that comes to my mind is this recipe for Cincinnati Chili — it's a dish with cult following in Cincinnati. My recipe here intensifies the signature flavors even more; there is chipotle, cocoa powder, and cinnamon.
• Recipe: Cincinnati Chili
Give that a try! Also be on the lookout for recipes that call for cacao nibs, which have all that dark cocoa flavor without the sweetness.
• What Can I Do With Cacao Nibs?
Readers, what would you suggest for Mike?
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