It's a lucky rack of ribs that meets this rub: Warm spices like cinnamon, allspice, and ginger get a depth charge from cocoa powder and bit of heat from fiery mustard powder. Yossy Arefi
Though chocolate is known as a key sweet ingredient, essential for rich and decadent desserts, you shouldn’t limit it to the end of the meal—when incorporated in small quantities, chocolate lends silkiness and complexity to a myriad of savory preparations. From a creamy white chocolate-spiked baba ghannouj to a beef and bean chili that calls on three different types of chocolate, these 12 revelatory recipes will make you see chocolate in a whole new light.
Cocoa-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs
It’s a lucky rack of ribs that meets this rub: Warm spices like cinnamon, allspice, and ginger get a depth charge from cocoa powder and bit of heat from fiery mustard powder.
Turkey in Mole Poblano
In this recipe from Rick Bayless, juicy turkey breast is braised in a sauce of 11 chiles and spices, plus a host of aromatics that lend deep authentic flavor.
Our enchiladas aren’t baked; they’re simply drenched in a rich sauce made with fruity dried chiles and rich mexican chocolate, rolled, and eaten right away.
Chile Ancho Sopa de Chocolate
Inspired by Mexico’s robust moles, this smooth soup—made with blackened peppers, onions, and tomatoes, and enriched with semisweet chocolate—is served with an array of garnishes.
A classic Italian eggplant dish sweetened with caramelized onions and raisins gets its rich flavor from a surprising ingredient: grated chocolate.