Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Recipes on Gayot.com

Chocolate-Kissed White Bean Chili - Recipe

from The Love Diet

The Love Diet by Juan-Carlos Cruz and Amy Reiley

Who ever thought a pot of homemade chili could be sexy? The Love Diet cookbook authors Juan-Carlos Cruz and Amy Reiley have taken this classic American concoction to a whole new sensual level with seductive ingredients like cinnamon, chocolate and açaí.

2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 small yellow onion chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 clove garlic, finely minced
12 oz soy ground meat substitute*
2 tsp-1 tbsp chile powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp powdered cayenne pepper
1 16 oz can diced tomatoes
1 16 oz can white beans
1 c vegetable broth
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1 bay leaf
1/4 c pure açaí juice or fruit purée, (optional)**
1 oz bittersweet chocolate, grated (or chocolate chips)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Salt to taste

*You can use ground beef or turkey if you prefer but you will get the optimal flavor and texture using the meat substitute. It makes superior chili, we swear!

**Açaí juice can be found in the refrigerated section of health food grocers, or sold with the frozen foods as a pure fruit puree. If you can't find the ingredient, you can leave it out, but we think it is the key to this delicious stew.

Serves 4-6

1. Heat vegetable oil in a large stockpot.

2. Sauté onions and celery until soft, about 3 minutes.

3. Add garlic and sauté for an additional minute.

4. Add ground soy, chile powder, cumin, cayenne, and sauté for 1 minute.

5. Stir in tomatoes, white beans vegetable broth, oregano, bay leaf and açaí juice or fruit purée. Bring to a boil then simmer, covered, for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. If chili gets too thick, stir in water 1/2 cup at a time until chili reaches desired thickness.

6. Remove bay leaf and stir in chocolate and cinnamon. Turn off heat and season with salt to taste before serving.


The Love Diet cookbook
Top 10 Aphrodisiacs
More Recipes


PAR082710
 

Need a caffeine fix? From sixteen-ounce cans to energy shots, guarana to ginkgo biloba, here are five of GAYOT's favorite energy drinks.

Anyone in the mood for cocoa coq au vin? This cookbook from the darlings of the bean-to-bar movement will fill you with sweet inspiration.