Beef chili with mole sauce

18

PREP TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

35 min

Serves

4

Beef chili with mole sauce

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

This beef chili has a surprisingly twist (chocolate!). Taking inspiration from the iconic Mexican mole sauce, this rich dish is a must-try for winter.


Ingredients

  • 454 g strip loin steak , cut in 1-in. cubes
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp canola oil , divided
  • 1 large green bell pepper , finely chopped
  • 1 small onion , finely chopped
  • 227 g cremini mushrooms , halved or quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 398-mL can black beans , (no need to drain)
  • 3 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp chopped dark chocolate
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Instructions

  • Toss steak with 2 tbsp flour and salt in a bowl. Heat a large pot over medium-high. Add 1 tbsp oil, then the steak. Cook, stirring occasionally, until brown all over, 4 to 5 min. Transfer to a plate.
  • Reduce heat to medium. Add remaining 1 tbsp oil, then green pepper, onion and mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion starts to soften, 3 to 5 min. Add remaining 1 tbsp flour, garlic, chili powder and cumin. Stir for 1 min.
  • Pour in broth, beans and liquid. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for
    5 min. Stir in steak, peanut butter, chocolate and sugar. Stir until chocolate melts, 1 to 2 min.
  • Ladle into bowls, and then top with sour cream. Serve with whole wheat tortilla chips.

Kitchen Tip: Make your own tortilla chips by stacking 6 small whole wheat tortillas, then slicing into 8 wedges each. Arrange on 2 baking sheets, then brush both sides of tortillas with 2 tsp canola oil. Bake in top and bottom thirds of oven, switching and rotating sheets halfway through, until golden, 5 to 6 min.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 364,
  • Protein
  • 27 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26 g,
  • Fat
  • 18 g,
  • Fibre
  • 8 g,
  • Sodium
  • 636 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • Folate
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