Sometimes the weather (and maybe the empty fridge) just call for a warm bowl of chili....over corn chips...with cheese..and sour cream. Oh... Maybe that's just me.
I always shoot to meal plan for the entire week- we live about an hour from a large grocery store- but sometimes I just don't get it done. The ingredients for this chili live in my pantry and freezer year round. It freezes beautifully so you can just make a double batch and freeze half. It's great for a potluck or team dinner.
I know the idea of chocolate in your chili might sound a little funny but it honestly just adds a smoky richness to it. Don't tell my friends, but I sometimes add a can of kidney beans because I like the texture. People in Texas take the beans in chili debate very seriously so that'll be our secret.