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Chili Con Cocoa

Contributed by: NAPSA

Cooking With A Surprise Ingredient For Fun Dishes (NAPSA) - Home cooks have often used cocoa for baking, but this pantry staple can also be used to create dishes that deliver unexpected tastes and other benefits.

Chili Con Cocoa
Consider using Hershey's Cocoa, which is a natural source of flavonol antioxidants, for extra flavor to fall favorites like chili.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 lbs. ground beef or ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 7 cups whole tomatoes, undrained (two 28-oz. cans)
  • 1 1/3 cups tomato paste (12-oz. can)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S MINI KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates
  • 3 cups dark red kidney beans, undrained (two 14-oz. cans)
  • 14 mini bread bowls (8 oz. each), hollowed out

Directions:

Heat oil over medium heat in large saucepan; add onion. Cook, stirring frequently, 3 minutes or until tender. Add meat; cook until brown. Drain.

Stir in cocoa, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt, allspice, cinnamon, tomatoes with liquid, tomato paste and water; heat to boiling. Reduce heat. Add chocolate pieces and beans; simmer 30 minutes.

Ladle chili into prepared bread bowls. Garnish as desired.

If you use cocoa to create dishes with an unexpected flavor twist, you can enter the Hershey's It's in the Cocoa recipe contest to win a fine dining experience from the award-winning Hershey kitchens. Visit www.hersheykitchens.com before Jan. 31, 2006 to enter.

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If you use cocoa to create dishes with an unexpected flavor twist, you can enter the Hershey's It's in the Cocoa recipe contest to win a fine dining experience from the award-winning Hershey kitchens. Visit www.hersheykitchens.com before Jan. 31, 2006 to enter.

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A cup of steaming hot cocoa is a perfect accompaniment to the darkening days and cooling temperatures of fall.

"Perfectly Chocolate" Hot Cocoa

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in large mug. Heat milk in microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 1/2 minutes or until hot. Gradually add hot milk to cocoa mixture in mug, stirring until well blended. Stir in vanilla.

Makes 1 Serving

Serving Size: Makes 14 Servings


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