Chili is a hearty and satisfying meal for anytime of the year! I like to give my chili some spunk by adding the rich flavor of chorizo and a hint of chocolate for that sweet and savory factor. This taste combination is almost reminiscent of Mexican mole sauce--one of my favorites! I hope your family enjoys this chili as much as mine does!
Brown chorizo and beef in a skillet on medium heat. Make sure to break up the chorizo with a cooking utensil while browning, if in large pieces. Drain grease and keep the heat on the pan.
Add the garlic and onion to the meat mixture and saute for 1 minute.
Add the browned meat and all other ingredients, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE BEANS, to your slow cooker.
Cook on the low setting for 6 hours.
Add the beans to the pot once cooking has finished. Stir gently before serving.
Spoon into bowls, and top with a sprinkle of chocolate morsels along with any other desired accompaniments. Chopped green onion, sliced jalapeno, and homemade tortilla strips are some of my favorite options. Enjoy!