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Begin to add spices in the order given, stirring after every 2 - 3 additions. After all spices have been added, cook, stirring for a few mins. (3 - 4) until the spices are very fragrant. Add the onion, bell pepper and jalapeno and cook until the vegetables begin to soften. Stir frequently.
Add whole tomatoes and mash with potato masher until completely broken up, or puree in blender before adding for a smoother texture. Add 4 TBSP tomato paste, sugar, vinegar, 3 cups water and chocolate broken into pieces.
Bring just to the boil and simmer for 1 hour , stirring frequently to prevent scorching.
Add chili beans and bring back up to a simmer. Cook another 30 - 45 minutes stirring frequently.
Yield 8 - 10 generous servings (freezes well)
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