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Friday, February 10, 2012

Foodie Friday - Rodelle baking

At the beginning of the year I found I was a grand prize winner of the Rodelle baking challenge. For the rest of the year I wil be receiving a box of Rodelle goodies each month. I got my January box last weekend. I was so giddy with excitement, Mark just rolled his eyes at me. Really he's just waiting for the KitchenAid that was also a part of the prize.

Why yes, that is a hand written letter to me! Rodelle has really impressed me with their commitment to families, baking, and making memories!
Oh so many goodies, and just in time for a week of valentines and birthday baking!  Today I'm going to share a chili recipe I found.  It is scrumptious, and has CHOCOLATE in it!  Now one of the big things I do when cooking, is substitute. I often forget an ingredient at the store, or just feel a little lazy, so I improvise. I did that with this Chili recipe. You can see the original recipe at Sweet Country Life

Sweet Country Chili
1 lb ground beef
28 oz can baked beans
1 can chili
1 can black beans
2 cans tomato sauce plus enough water to make 1 quart
2 TBS brown sugar
chili powder
onion powder
garlic powder
1 TBS cocoa powder

Brown the beef in a large pot. Add the rest of the ingredients. On the spices, I added to my tastes. I use small amounts of chili powder since I am feeding 3 little kids. And I may have added a touch more of the cocoa powder :)  Simmer for 30 minutes.  And Voila! You've got a tasty chili that even the kids will enjoy! It's been a few days since I made this, and I'm still eating it for leftovers, it's that good!

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  1. I know it isn't uncommon in Mexican food to make savory dishes with chocolate, but I never have. If kids will eat it, I might give it a try.

    1. It didn't make it chocolatey at all. I think the key was that it wasn't spicey,


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