½ouncedark chocolate bar 60-75% bittersweet baking chocolate
sour creamoptional topping
cheddar cheeseoptional topping
corn chipsoptional topping
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the ground beef to the pan and cook until brown, breaking the beef up as it cooks, about 5 minutes. If needed, drain the beef and then add it to a slow cooker.
To the same pan, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil with the diced onion and pepper and cook until softened, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic, chili powder, cumin, and paprika to the skillet with the vegetables and cook for 1 minute stirring constantly so the garlic doesn't burn. Transfer the mixture to the slow cooker.
Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, beans, and beef stock to the slow cooker and stir in the sugar, salt, and pepper.
Cook on HIGH for 2 to 4 hours or LOW for 5 to 6.
Serve with optional toppings.
If you'd like a looser chili, add more beef broth.For added spice, add additional hot sauce, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, or jalapenos. Chili can cook on LOW for up to 8 hours but longer than that the beans may start breaking down.Toppings: shredded cheddar, sour cream, onions/scallions, crushed saltines, crushed tortilla chips, cilantro, corn chips...