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It just goes very well with chili (the pepper and the powder) and gives the chil (con carne) a richness and a smoothness it otherwise lacks.

Spot on. It's simular to putting in a dark stock cube into a stew, as well as the flavour gives the chilli a wonderful warm, dark undertone.

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I thoroughly enjoyed a pot of chilli I made tonight, loosely following Looper's recipe. Delicious! No coriander, cinnamon or peppercorns, but plenty of sour cream, chopped jalapenos and crushed up original doritos for a bit of crunch.

This is how I make chili:

3x green chilies chopped

2x medium onions, diced

3x clove garlic, crushed

2x tsp ground coriander

1x tsp cumin

1x tsp cumin seeds

1/2 tsp cinnamon

3x small dried red chilies (or 1x tsp hot chili powder)

1x tsp paprika

Couple of peppercorns

750g good beef mince

1x tin kidney beans

2x tin good plum tomatoes

1 pint of stock (I use chicken)

25g of Green & Blacks dark chocolate, diced

• Fry the beef separately to everything and cook it it through. Set aside.

• Saute the onions, chilies and garlic in a little oil. Allow to soften over a low to medium heat but don't let them colour.

• Grind together all your spices (if using all powders I don't think this would be necessary), turn up heat slightly and add to the chili and onions. They get absorbed by the and smell and look brilliant.

• Add the beef, stock and tomatoes, bring to boil then reduce and simmer for about an hour and a half

• With about 15 minutes to go check add the tin of drained and washed kidney beans and then finally, the chocolate. It's ready when the chocolate melts.

I like having the first batch with rice, then the leftovers with some homemade potato wedges a day or two later (a baked potato is a nice idea too though).

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