Winter spiced beef chili

"This indulgent beef chili gives you all of the aromas and tantalizing flavors you associate with winter time and the holiday season. It not only pairs well with Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon, but it also uses the wine in the recipe itself. The secret ingredient is semisweet dark chocolate, which enhances the beef and rich tomato flavors. When creating this recipe, I focused on all of the savory flavors I love to pair with dry red wine."

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

8 hours

Paired With

Main Protein

Wild Game


Ground venison, browned and drained 2 lb, 3 -15 oz cans, 3-15 oz cans, 2 - 6 oz cans, 1 cup, 1 cup, 1 cup, 2 cups, 1 cup, 4 tablespoons, 1 tbsp, 1 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, 1 tablespoon, 1 tablespoon, 1 cup
Canned dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
Diced tomatoes in juice
Tomato paste
Diced onion
Diced bell pepper
Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon
Beef broth
Semisweet dark chocolate chips
Chili powder
Ground cinnamon
Ground allspice
Ground nutmeg
Ground cloves
Ground white pepper
Diced celery


Add all ingredients to a crockpot and cook on low with the lid on for six hours, then turned to high, remove the lid, and cook for an additional two hours. Serve with crusty bread, shredded cheese and Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon. 
* beef may be substituted for venison