• 12   ounces 
    ground beef
  • 1   
    large onion, chopped
  • 1   
    green sweet pepper, chopped
  • 3   
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 2  15 - 16  ounce can 
    black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1  28  ounce can 
    diced tomatoes
  • 3/4  cup 
    beef broth
  • 2   tablespoons 
    unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2   tablespoons 
    hot chili powder
  • 1   tablespoon 
    ground cumin
  • 1   tablespoon 
    smoked paprika
    Toasted baguette slices (optional)
    Sliced green onions (optional)
In a large skillet cook ground beef, onion, sweet pepper, and garlic over medium heat until browned. Drain fat. Transfer meat mixture to a 3 1/2 to 4-quart slow cooker. Add beans, tomatoes, beans, broth, cocoa powder, chili powder, cumin, and paprika.
Cover and cook on low heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Top with baguette slices and green onions, if desired.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 236, Fat, total (g) 10, chol. (mg) 30, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 23, Monosaturated fat (g) 4, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, Trans fatty acid (g) 1, fiber (g) 8, sugar (g) 5, pro. (g) 14, vit. A (IU) 1603.48, vit. C (mg) 23.62, Thiamin (mg) 0.06, Riboflavin (mg) 0.12, Niacin (mg) 2.37, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.29, Folate (g) 12.1, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0.92, sodium (mg) 695, Potassium (mg) 268, calcium (mg) 111.06, iron (mg) 4.14, Mark as Free Exchange () 0, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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