Slow-Cooker Mole Chili

Slow-Cooker Mole Chili

The rich bitterness of cocoa balances the lively zest from salsa and chipotle chili powder in this classic Mexican chili.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

8:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

6

servings

1 1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
medium onions, chopped (1 cup)
6
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (28 oz) diced or whole (coarsely chopped) tomatoes, undrained
1
jar (16 oz) Old El Paso® Thick ‘n Chunky salsa
2
cans (15 to 16 oz each) pinto beans, undrained
2
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1
tablespoon chili powder
2
teaspoons smoked paprika
2
teaspoons ground cumin
1
to 2 teaspoons chipotle chili powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
cup chopped fresh cilantro
  1. In 12-inch skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  2. In 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, mix beef mixture and remaining ingredients except cilantro.
  3. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours. Top individual servings with cilantro.
Makes 6 servings (1 3/4 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
Adjust the heat level by choosing mild, medium or hot salsa or ranging the level of chipotle chili powder.
Mole is a spicy Mexican sauce made with a blend of onions, garlic, a mixture of chiles and Mexican chocolate. To duplicate Mexican chocolate, this recipe contains cinnamon and cocoa powder for richness without sweetness.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving (1 3/4 Cup))
  • Calories 460
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 14g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 70mg;
  • Sodium 1190mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 50g
    • (Dietary Fiber 14g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 33g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 3 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.