Spicy Cincinnati Black Bean Chili
This Spicy Cincinnati Black Bean Chili is not to be missed. This stunning chili is made with so many delicious things – it’s like no other. It’s a great make-ahead chili for casual entertaining. I promise you, some ingredients in this recipe may surprise you.
♥ Why is Cincinnati Black Bean Chili so good!
First, let me make it very clear, this chili is very different. You already know that the chili is made with black beans and some other basic ingredients like ground beef and tomato sauce. But the seasoning is what separates this chili recipe from others. To flavour the thick meaty sauce, I used chili powder, cumin, cocoa powder and cinnamon. But to give the chili an extra unique flavour, I added coffee and chocolate.
You may be surprised, but the cocoa and coffee boost the meaty flavour to another level without being overpowering, and the chocolate adds a little sweetness making this chili super flavourful. I have also added my flair to this comforting dish, smokey bacon and corn. And to give the chili some zest, I added plenty of fresh lime juice. If you are a chili connoisseur, you will be pleasantly surprised at how delicious this Cincinnati black bean chili is.
You can serve the hearty black bean chili in a bowl just as is, or with delicious toppings. The best toppings to go along with this chili are grated cheddar cheese, diced avocado, sliced jalapeno peppers, plain greek yogurt or sour cream. But for me, the way I love it is in a baked sweet potato, squash or over mashed potatoes.
And let’s not forget, the chili is always better the next day or the day after. Nothing beats a slowly simmered chili any day of the week!
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