Fall is the perfect time to enjoy this choco-taco steak chili recipe. It’s amazingly delicious and super easy to make.

Choco taco steak chili recipe to keep you warm in the fall.

Halloween is fast approaching.  I can’t believe it. This time last year we were announcing that I was pregnant with Jackson. We put Robert in his fleece Halloween costume and headed outside for the perfect outdoor photo opp. Poor kid was ridiculously hot! Apparently a fleece costume is not appropriate for South Florida Halloween nights. While it doesn’t feel like fall here, I’m still trying to get into the mood for fall by making soups and stews.

Usually on Fridays I participate in Food Waste Friday. Since we have zero waste this week I’m posting a recipe instead.

Chocolate taco steak chili is delicious

Even though it doesn’t feel like fall, I love pretending it does by making chili. Isn’t chili the perfect fall food? The best part about chili is that it pairs well with beer and football. As soon as football season starts, I’m in the mood for chili. You must know that I hate sports. I don’t follow them at all. Instead of catching games with Tom, you can find me in the kitchen tinkering around with new recipes.

Choco taco steak chili

This steak chili is basically a new spin on my tried and true taco soup recipe. You know how I hate to reinvent the wheel. Why change things up too much when you have a basic recipe that works, right?

Chocolate taco steak chili

Choco-taco steak chili

Choco-taco steak chili


  • 1 lb. of flank steak
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 package of taco seasoning
  • 3 ounces of tomato paste
  • 1 can of corn
  • 2 cans of kidney beans- drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 C. of chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 C. of water


  1. Cut meat into strips. Add oil to skillet and brown stew meat over medium high heat.
  2. Put everything except beans in the crock pot. Cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 6 hours. Add the beans in the last 45 minutes.
  3. Serve with cheese, sour cream, chips, and jalapenos.
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Wish us luck as we attempt trick or treating tomorrow in 88 degree weather. Poor Robert requested to be Curious George. The only suits they make are long sleeved. I should market a whole line of Halloween costumes for kids who live in warm areas. You have no idea how hard it is to find costumes that aren’t going to overheat the kids!

If you are still looking for Halloween snack ideas, don’t forget to check out recipes for mummy dogs here.

What are your Halloween plans? Did you have any food waste this week? What about chili? What’s your favorite kind? I’ve got a white chicken chili recipe coming up next! Stay tuned!