Savour Chocolate The Savoury Way

 

Chocolate lovers everywhere — rejoice! No longer do you have to search high and low for an excuse to indulge your chocolate cravings at dinner time. These recipes do it for you! After all, why confine chocolate with its limitless potential, to the dessert table? Luckily, the culinary innovators among us have found ways to incorporate chocolate into even the most savory of lunch and dinnertime dishes.

  1. Chocolate Chili

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds of ground meat
  • 2 onions,chopped
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cloves garlic,minced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 2 (15 ounces)cans ranch-style beans, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 (15 ounces)cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounces) can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 cups meat
  • sour cream, shredded cheese, minced chives

Instructions:

  1. In a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, add the ground meat and cook for 2minutes. Next, add the onions, chili powder, and cumin, and stir together
  2. Add the cocoa, garlic, and jalapenos, mix together and cook for 2 minutes
  3. Next, add in the ranch-style beans, cayenne pepper, and oregano, and cook for another minute
  4.  Add the black beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and broth, cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally
  5. Garnish with sour cream, shredded cheese, and chives if desired.

2. Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut chips

Instructions:

  1. Add quinoa to a small pot over medium heat, cooking until it’s toasted, 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally
  2. Add 1 cup of coconut milk to the pot, stirring it in
  3. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes until the liquid is absorbed
  4. Decrease the heat to low
  5. Uncover the pot and stir in cocoa powder, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup of coconut milk for desired consistency
  6. Serve in two bowls and top with blueberries and coconut chips.

3. Chocolate Rissoto with Fried Pears

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup arborio rice
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups of rice milk
  • spring of rosemary
  • 100g chocolate
  • pears fried on coconut oil
  • sea salt
  • nuts

Instructions:

  1. In a pot place rice, syrup, salt and rice milk added a spring of rosemary, to give it an additional flavour  
  2. Bring it to boil, mixing all the time. When it starts to boil, decrease heating to small and cook for about 15 minutes
  3. The rice will absorb most of the water
  4. Take out the spring of rosemary and add a bar of chocolate broken in small pieces, which will melt in hot rice
  5. Mix it so your rice looks all chocolaty and delicious. Set aside
  6. Cut pears in slices and fry on coconut oil on both sides. Cut nuts.

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