So you’ve probably heard tale of people who put chocolate or coffee in their chili and you might have preconceived notions about it. Here’s why I think you should! This Choco-Coffee Short Rib Chili Recipe is an absolute favorite amongst my friends and family and gives a great break from tomato-based chili. It’s beefy, roasty, rich, and absolutely delicious.
Short ribs are absolutely great in chili and you’ll be glad you did it. Especially, you sear these to lock in the flavor, braise them, and then shred later in the process. Short ribs are some of the most flavorful, tender pieces of meat and go very well in chili. I thought I could get away with 2 lbs, but next time I made this I will go with two.
I used semi-sweet chocolate, which balanced out the bitterness of the coffee and made for offered hits of coco (think mole’), nuts, and espresso. These notes with the richness of the beef, the spicyness of the chili powder, jalapenos, ad chipotle sauce… and everything else going on make this a Dan Good Choco-Coffee Short Rib Chili .
I’ve also found that half Spicy Dan-O’s and half chili powder absolutely crushes using chili powder on its own. So do this and do it often!
Top your Choco-Coffee Short Rib Chili with sour cream, cheese, and hot sauce of your choice. Enjoy!