Oh, I should mention, this isn’t a recipe post. I’ll save that for another day because I wanted to explain to you the 3 secret ingredients I use and why I use them otherwise you might think I’m crazy if you just scroll to the ingredient list(you are about to see some pretty awkward ingredients…but I promise they make the dish that much better.)
There is one secret ingredient in this dish that makes it so unique and nutritious. No, I take that back–there are three secret ingredients that make this signature dish.
Secret ingredient reveal #1: Unsweetened Cocoa powder
Cocoa Powder’s bitterness adds perfectly to the other spices, like cumin and paprika and gives your chili a little–whats the word…chalky? Flour-y? Grindy? -taste that you’ll want for this recipe. Cocoa and ground beef as best friends, trust me.
Secret Ingredient reveal #2: Chocolate Syrup
Nunaturals cocoa syrup(the one on the left) is my favourite to use in this case. Calorie free and all natural, this adds the quintessential hint of sweetness among the spice and is like sunshine breaking through clouds. Don’t skip out on this just because you got the cocoa powder. The syrup and powder are not the same! You can get the same one I use through amazon below(hey…help support the blog!)
Secret Ingredient reveal #3: Animal Liver
Remember that last time I said I would show you how to cook and eat animal liver without tasting liver? Well this is it, fitties! For the liver 101, click here to learn how to cook, where to find and all the other mish mash of info you should know. Adding liver is like adding adding the value of vitamin A, B, coQ10 pills(and much more). Animal organs are incredibly nutrient-rich, save yourself the money and get those instead of the pills you’ve been taking. For chilli, you’re going to need ground beef, but add in ground up liver(you can do this manually by chopping the meat and kneading it a few times back and forth with a knife till you get a consistency of ground meat) in a 3:1 ratio. If you’re brave and you don’t mind the taste of liver at all, do a 2:1 or even 1:1 ratio!
Next time on the blog, I reveal the full out chocolate chilli recipe to you. Stay tuned!
Animal organs–yes or no?
Chocolate in main dishes–yes or no?