Fulkerson Winery’s Famous Chocolate Chili

Our famous chocolate chili. Deemed a crowd-favorite at our chocolate and wine events, this unique dish is sure to impress.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • ½ green pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 large stalk of celery, chopped
  • 16 ounce can of tomatoes, cut up
  • 2 cans kidney beans
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • A pinch of dry mustard, ginger, and cloves
  • ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ – 1 cup of Fulkerson Vincent wine
  • ½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Brown meat, onion, and garlic together, then combine that and all other ingredients in pot. Simmer very slowly for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally (an alternative to simmering is baking in a covered dish on low heat [200 degrees]).
Start with minimum amounts of chocolate chips, wine, and hot sauce and add more to suit your tastes.

Pairs well with Vincent wine.

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