Candied Jalapeno & Chocolate Chili

Looking for something to do with the left over juice from the jar of Candied Peppers you just sat and eat?  This is a great way to use it up.

 Using Purple Haven's Chili Sauce, Mexican Seasoning mix and Candied Peppers

Chocolate is added to smooth out the flavors and create depth.  It's a perfect compliment to the kick peppers and Mexican seasoning mix.

Serve with our Cheesy Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins  (shown in photo) They are quick simple and a great addition to chili.


1/2 pound of  lean ground beef

1/2 pound of lean ground pork  ( hot sausage meat if preferred)

1/2 pound of strewing beef  (optional)

3 Tablespoons of Purple Haven Mexican Seasoning Blend

Juice from 1 jar of Purple Haven candied peppers or candied Jalapeños  and 1/3 cup of peppers can be used to spice this recipe even more.

1 cup of red kidney beans (washed and drained)

2 cups of diced tomatoes (canned or fresh)

1 500ml jar of Purple Haven Hot or Mild Chili 

1 clove of garlic

1 small onion

1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips  (can use dark chocolate)

Garnish with grated cheese and sour cream


In a large skillet over medium high heat, sauté the ground beef, pork and stewing beef for 5 to 10 minutes, or until browned. Transfer to a slow cooker. 

 Add 1 Tbsp of Mexican seasoning mix.  Add cut onions and garlic clove to pot.  Add 1 Tbsp of Mexican seasoning mix and juice from the jar of candied peppers and  the 1/3 cup of Chocolate Chips 

After 30 mins.  Stir in the kidney beans, tomatoes and jar of Chili sauce into the pot and 1 Tbsp of Mexican seasoning mix and at this time you can add the extra peppers for a little more kick.

I drained the seeds out and removed the seeds from the rings.  If you want the extra heat then pass this step. 

Cook on high for 4 hours total 

Garinsh with grated cheese and sour cream. 

 This made enough for 4 serving.

Link for our items

Candied Peppers & Chili Sauce

Mexican Seasoning Blend

Recipe for Cheesy Candied Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins