Easy Chili Mole

Easy Chili Mole

Chocolate in chili? We promise you'll love it! This Easy Chili Mole is a much easier, yet equally tasty, version of the typical long-cooking authentic Mexican main. Our mouthwatering Chili Mole dish is made with beef, tomatoes and chili beans, and it's ready in just 30 minutes!
Prep 30 Minutes
Total 30 Minutes
Servings 8

Ingredient List

  • 1 lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 package (1.25 oz) Tex-Mex chili seasoning mix
  • 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 oz) spicy chili beans, undrained
  • 1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 8 soft corn tortillas (6 inch)
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In 4-quart Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until beef until thoroughly cooked; drain.
  2. Stir in seasoning mix, both tomatoes and beans. Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, to blend flavors. Stir in chocolate just until melted. Serve with tortillas.

Expert Tips

  • Regular chili seasoning mix and 1 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeño chile can be substituted for the Tex-Mex seasoning mix in this chocolate chili recipe.
  • Serve your tasty chili mole with a crisp green salad and warm wedges of cornbread instead of the tortillas.


Calories270(Calories from Fat70),Total Fat8g(Saturated Fat3g,Trans Fat0g),Cholesterol35mgSodium830mgTotal Carbohydrate32g(Dietary Fiber7g Sugars7g),Protein18g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A10%;Vitamin C15%;Calcium10%;Iron110%; Exchanges:1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:2 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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