Slow-Cooker Mole Chili

The rich bitterness of cocoa balances the lively zest from salsa and chipotle chili powder in this classic Mexican chili.

3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours. Top individual servings with cilantro.

  • Yield: 6
  • Cooking time: 45 Min
  • Rating: 4/5
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  • 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

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