I have been looking for a chili recipe. Mine always seems to be missing something (to me, anyway). My friends and family love my chili, but I haven't made it just right yet. So I am looking through a lot of recipes and I keep seeing chocolate. What's up with that? What does it do? Doesn't it make chili sweet? Granted, they never use a lot. One recipe uses 1 pckg of instant hot chocolate mix. One uses one cube of Mexican chocolate. Please tell me why one would use chocolate in chili, and while your at it, how 'bout pointing me to a good recipe? I want it for tailgate next Saturday and would like to make it Thursday night, refrigerate all day Friday and put it in a crock pot Saturday (just to reheat at the tailgate). I need to make about 5 quarts.