Discussing :: Chocolate Tacos

Not a dessert! This is a really basic recipe that gives a decent base for tacos.  The chocolate was experimental but worked well.  It is added at the end of the cooking process - like you might do with a knob of butter - to give the sauce a nice richness and to ever so slightly sweeten the meat; just enough to create a little bit of interest on the tongue.  I think it tasted great. Ingredients 500g ground beef (or pork, or chicken if you prefer)1 red onion, diced1 red pepper, diced2 cloves of garlic, minced2 tablespoons paprika1 tablespoon cumin seeds1 tablespoon chili powder (or more, if you want it spicy)1 tablespoon tomato paste8 cherry... read full article

#1

Chocolate Tacos

Yum! Two of my favourite things - chocolate and mexican food. The combination sounds very intriguing. Reminds me of that guy who added chocolate to everything he cooked from the 'Willie's Wonky Chocolate Factory' tv series. He was a big fan of using chocolate to enhance the flavour of meat. Gotta try it before you knock it I reckon!

#2

WHAT!! Thats gotta be the weirdest combination but sounds soooo good I must try !

#3

Chocolate and savory foods are always a wonderful combination. I've had chocolate in a chicken dish before and it was superb. This recipe is definitely one I'll have to try out.

#4

Seems like the Mexican version of a Chinese sweet and sour dish, which is so yummy. I will definitely be trying this recipe. It is so easy to stick to the same old recipes, time to break out and experiment!

#5

Oh Gross. I vomited slightly in my mouth when I read that.

#6

I will definitely be giving this recipe a try. I have used chocolate before in savoury dishes - it definitely adds a new element and flavour.

#7

Ummmm this looks kinda gross! But spicy and sweet go amazing together (adding a pinch of chili powder to a hot chocolate is devine!!!!!!). Also sweet and salty taste amazing together - ever tried eating m n m's with salty buttery popcorn at the movies? YUM! again. I think this recipe is worth a try. I would definately use the dark chocolate though as normal milky chocolate is too sickly sweet and the dark chocolate should give it a bit of a 'bite'. I think it would contrast quite well to the nice spiceyness :p Initial thoughts were 'ewwwwwwwwwwwwww' but I think its worth a try....whats to lose?

#8

At first it sounds kinda weird but I think I'd love it as I have such an incredible sweet tooth. This reminds me of the first time my chocolate palate was expanded and that was after the movie Chocolat came out (starring Johnny Depp - drizzle a little chocolate over him and he'd be even more perfect!!!). Suddenly everywhere there was chilli-chocolate this and chilli-chocolate that and it was good! So yes I'm sure I'd quite like this dish and there really is only one way to find out - have Johnny Depp whip up a batch of it for me. Or my husband ;o)

#9

The word chocolate actually comes from Mexico so this is rather a fitting dedicaton - Choccolate Tacos! I would of never rever thought to add chocolate - I have tacos often and my friends 8yo daughter always screws her face up, but I wrote down the ingredients and told her I'm making chocolate tacos on Friday, well when her mother picked her up she said "I'm coming here for dinner on Friday!"

#10

What an odd combination, I'm not sure if my tastebuds would take this too well! Huge mexican food fan though!

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