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Slow-Cooker Mole Chili

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 8 hr 30 min total time
  • 14 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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The rich bitterness of cocoa balances the lively zest from salsa and chipotle chili powder in this classic Mexican chili.

1 1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
medium onions, chopped (1 cup)
6
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (28 oz) diced or whole (coarsely chopped) tomatoes, undrained
1
jar (16 oz) Old El Paso™ Thick ‘n Chunky salsa
2
cans (15 to 16 oz each) pinto beans, undrained
2
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1
tablespoon chili powder
2
teaspoons smoked paprika
2
teaspoons ground cumin
1
to 2 teaspoons chipotle chili powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
cup chopped fresh cilantro

Steps

  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 2 In 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, mix beef mixture and remaining ingredients except cilantro.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours. Top individual servings with cilantro.

Expert Tips

Adjust the heat level by choosing mild, medium or hot salsa or ranging the level of chipotle chili powder.

Mole is a spicy Mexican sauce made with a blend of onions, garlic, a mixture of chiles and Mexican chocolate. To duplicate Mexican chocolate, this recipe contains cinnamon and cocoa powder for richness without sweetness.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 3/4 Cup)
Calories
460
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
22%
Saturated Fat
5g
26%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
1190mg
50%
Total Carbohydrate
50g
17%
Dietary Fiber
14g
56%
Protein
33g
33%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
40%
40%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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