I’m pretty sure we talked about this chili on our first date, and it was definitely one of the selling points for me. I remember him telling me that he made really good chili — WITH CHOCOLATE IN IT.
Some people might think this sounds strange. I think it sounds like a respectable way to eat chocolate for dinner. Months later when he made it for me, it was all he promised it would be and more. (He made the most delicious corn bread ever to go with it, for starters.)
This week he is working from home for Thanksgiving week, so he made it for me again. I do want to give you a fair warning about the recipe. When Jason cooks, it is not easy or quick. (We even managed to set off the smoke alarm while cooking the bacon. For our entire apartment building. Including all the shops and restaurants on the first level. Oops!) It is not low-calorie either. But DAMN is it good. Totally worth it.