Chocolate and Black Box Red Wine Chili

"I always loved chili and always thought to myself let's add things to the recipe that I love even more which is Chocolate and Black Box wine and this is where my recipe was born "Chocolate and Black Box Red Wine Chili" A chili born to excite you with flavor and nourish your taste buds to the next level."

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hour

Paired With

Main Protein



Oil 1 Tbsp, Chopped, minced, 2 lbs, 1/4 cup, 2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1/4 tsp, 1 oz, 28 oz, 15 oz, 14 oz, 1/4 cup, 2 Tbsp, 15 oz, 2 oz
1 large onion
4 cloves of garlic
lean ground beef
chili powder
Salt and pepper
can of crushed tomatoes
can of tomato sauce
can of beef broth
Black Box Wine Cabernet Sauvignon
unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cans of kidney beans
Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and chopped green onions


Chocolate and Red Wine Chili


  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds of lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup of chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 (28-ounce) can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can of tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can of beef broth
  • 1/4 cup of Black Box Wine Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and chopped green onions, for serving


  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Add ground beef and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 15 minutes. Drain excess fat if needed.
  • Stir in chili powder, cumin, oregano, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring well.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef broth, red wine, and cocoa powder. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in kidney beans and cook for another 15 minutes, until chili is thick and bubbly.
  • Serve hot, topped with cheese, sour cream, and green onions, if desired.

This recipe makes about 8 servings. It has a rich and complex flavor from the combination of chocolate, red wine, and spices.

This stuff is so good and my family loves it! 🙂