Hearty Burgundy and Chocolate Chili #SundaySupper

Hi Everyone,

Valentine’s Day may be over, but I believe the romance should continue and today’s recipe is pure romance!  I have a riddle for you. What do you get when you add Gallo Family Vineyards Hearty Burgundy Wine, Chocolate and Beef?  The worlds best chili!!  Yupper doodles, I added wine and chocolate to my chili and oh my gosh, this is by far one of the best chili’s I have ever made!
Hearty Burgundy and Chocolate Chili
The chili is rich, bold, smokey and has the most wonderful notes of berries and plums from the Hearty Burgundy wine. I made this chili because back in my early 20’s, while living in New York, my Husband and I went to a chocolate festival and I had a sampling of chocolate chili and it’s something I will never forget it. When I tried Gallo Family Vineyards Hearty Burgundy wine, I thought how the flavor of the wine would go well with dark chocolate and then it hit me!  These two ingredients would be a perfect match to my chili. I was right and my Husband agrees. He was a little thrown off when I told him I was making Hearty Burgundy and Chocolate Chili, but when he had one bite, he was in love. Now only if he looked at me like he did his heaping bowl of chili. lol
Hearty Burgundy and Chocolate Chili
The chili is so easy to make too! I added a little bit of ancho chili powder for a smoky flavor, along with some dark chocolate, sugar, oregano, chili powder, and the basic chili ingredients and of course the star of the show Gallo Family Vineyards Hearty Burgundy Wine. Trust me, you really need the wine in this recipe. I promise it won’t disappoint you! Once I added all of my ingredients, I slow cooked it for an hour so all of the flavors would come together.   The smell of the chili cooking made me taste test it a bazillion times before it was even done.  So good!!
Hearty Burgundy and Chocolate Chili

Hearty Burgundy and Chocolate Chili
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 10 cups (8 servings)
  • Serving size: 1 Heaping Cup
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A hearty, smoky, rich, bold chili with a hint of deep spice with notes of plums and berries.
  • 1 lbs. ground beef, lean
  • 1 cup onion, diced small
  • 1 cup bell pepper, diced small
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 (15oz ) cans kidney beans, drained, rinsed
  • 2 tbsp. chile powder
  • 1 tsp. ancho chile powder
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • ⅓ cup Gallo Family Vineyards Hearty Burgundy Wine
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1oz unsweetened dark chocolate
  1. In a large pot add ground beef, onion, bell pepper and garlic. Cook until the beef is no longer pink. Drain the fat.
  2. Add tomatoes, kidney beans, chili' powder, ancho chili powder, dried oregano, and burgundy wine; mix well. Add tomato sauce, sugar, and chocolate. Mix until combined. Cook over low heat for approx 60 minutes; stirring occasionally.
Calories per serving: 244, Fat: 4.1, Cholesterol: 27, Sodium: 477, Potassium: 212, Carbs: 30, Fiber: 7, Sugar: 7, Protein: 20

Hearty Burgundy and Chocolate Chili
I am really glad I got the opportunity to try Gallo Family Vineyards Hearty Burgundy Wine. It’s a beautiful deep red, almost purple like color. It’s dry, yet has the most wonderful rich flavor and would pair well with any beef dish or red sauce. Heck, I’m going to add it in my pasta sauce. I can only imagine how wonderful it will taste.

You can find Gallo Family Vineyards Wines here. You can also check out Gallo Family Vineyards website for their wine varieties and some great recipes. I will include the links below.

Information on Gallo Family Vineyards
Gallo Family Vineyards store locator

I really had fun with today’s post and I am really loving the chili!  I have one more chili picture for you and oh and it tastes even more amazing the next day!!  My Husband and I ate it for dinner the next night!  Love these kind of leftovers.

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Be sure to check out the other recipes that #SundaySupper made using Gallo Family Vineyards Hearty Burgundy Wine. I can’t wait to see what they come up with. I just hope my wine lasts that long!

Have a wonderful day!


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Hearty Burgundy and Chocolate Chili

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  1. This is a chili have absolutely have to make! It’s got and essence of mole sauce (from the chocolate) which is something I very much enjoy.
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  2. I’m so intrigued! I love chocolate and wine and beef wine…so why not beef, chocolate and wine! It’s sounds delish!
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  3. Hearty Burgundy and Chocolate Chili?!!! What a wonderful idea! You should have saved this one for next Sunday! :) “hearty, smoky, rich, bold chili with a hint of deep spice with notes of plums and berries” sounds delicious!! love this!
    Alice // Hip Foodie Mom recently posted…Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce with Pappardelle for @GalloFamily #SundaySupperMy Profile

  4. I love adding red wine to both my chili and spaghetti sauce. Now I must add some chocolate, too! YUM!

  5. You have totally inspired me with this recipe. I can not believe I have never made a chili and this recipe is just out of this world!
    Family Foodie recently posted…Slow Cooker Hearty Burgundy Wine Pork Roast #SundaySupperMy Profile

  6. Great minds are thinking alike! I made a very similar version of this yesterday, in prep for next week’s chili theme! We are twin sisters in the kitchen!
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  7. Great flavors going on here, Jennifer!
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  8. This is one creative bowl of chili. I like to celebrate food and love every day, not just on V-Day. Love this chili.
    Jennie @themessybakerblog recently posted…Sausage and Mushroom Ragu ~ #SundaySupperMy Profile

  9. This does sound wonderful. I love a chili with complex flavors like this. I’m drooling just looking at it!

  10. I discovered last week the goodness of chocolate in chili as I prepare for our virtual cook-off! I can’t wait to try your version!
    Anne @ Webicurean recently posted…Beef Burgundy in Puff Pastry #SundaySupper #HBTurns50My Profile

  11. Wine and chocolate in Chili? Oh this sounds fantastic.
    Bea recently posted…Red Wine Chocolate Bars for #SundaySupper #HBturns50My Profile

  12. Chocolate works so well in chili, and with the rich red wine? Mmmm….perfection!
    Constance Smith (@FoodieArmyWife) recently posted…Pollo Alla Cacciatorra (Hunter-Style Chicken) | #SundaySupperMy Profile

  13. This sounds amazing Jennifer! Wine and chocolate, SCORE!
    Sophia @ NY Foodgasm recently posted…Eggplant Parmesan “Meat”ballsMy Profile

  14. This sounds like such an amazing chili! So many different flavors and I love the smokiness of the ancho chili powder.
    Susan recently posted…Red Wine Braised Short Ribs with Polenta #SundaySupperMy Profile

  15. I’ve never put chocolate in my chili, I’m so intrigued!! I think I better try this soon!
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets recently posted…Orange SconesMy Profile

  16. Very, very fun, Jennifer. I’ll raise my glass to anything with chocolate and wine! And your chili is no exception =) Great idea!

  17. I have been so intrigued by this since I saw your title. What an incredible combo. We will be making this one before the winter is up!
    Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere recently posted…Oeufs en Meurette – a Gallo Family #SundaySupperMy Profile

  18. Omgggg perfect combination! What’s better than chocolate and wine?!?
    Shaina recently posted…Chocolate Avocado Muffins for #LeftoversClubMy Profile

  19. Oh my gosh, YUM! So creative and comforting. But how will you top this for next week’s chili cookoff?
    Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons recently posted…Classic Coq au Vin #SundaySupperMy Profile

  20. It looks scrumptious Jennifer. I love the deep, dark, rich color! I have a feeling your husband does look at you like that! :)

  21. I love the flavor combinations you have going on in this chili. It looks fabulous!
    Alida recently posted…Mushroom Bolognese Kale Lasagna #SundaySupperMy Profile

  22. Chocolate Chili?!? I’ve never done this! I’m going to have to give it a try now :)
    Serene@HouseofYumm recently posted…Happy Valentine’s Day!My Profile

  23. Oooh love the chocolate burgundy combo in a chili!I bet it tastes out of this world and very comforting too!
    Soni recently posted…Sausage in Burgundy Sauce with Mushrooms #SundaySupper #hbturns50My Profile

  24. This is what all chili strives to be!!
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  25. OK, this is blowing my mind! WOW!
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