Romance Cooks

Trent’s Beer and Chocolate Chili (from Frost Bitten) – Eliza Gayle

One of my favorite things to do with every new book is make up a recipe card that either includes a recipe mentioned in the book or a recipe that goes well with the theme of the book. In this case, one of my characters in the story fixed his "famous" chili for the heroine. When I started tweeting about this chili with a twist I got a lot of people asking for the recipe, so I took the time to write down the basic recipe I’ve had forever and the new twists I added to make the new low fat version a bit more exciting.

1 onion, chopped

1 lb. ground turkey

2 cloves of garlic, minced

2 Tbsp. tomato paste

1 tsp. cumin

1 Tbsp. dark cocoa powder

1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning

1 bottle or can of dark beer

pinch of cinnamon

1 Tbsp. Chipotle pepper

1/4 c. chili powder (adjust down for a less spicier chili)

1 can diced tomatoes

2 Bay leaves

1 can white beans, drained and rinsed

1 lb. 93% lean ground beef

1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed


Instructions: Brown the beef and turkey with onion and garlic. While cooking add tomato paste and continue cooking until meat is no longer pink. Add cumin, Italian seasoning, cinnamon, chili powder, and bay leaves and cook for a few more minutes. Then add the chocolate, beer, chipotle and tomatoes. Simmer for 45 minutes. Add beans and salt and pepper to taste. Cook until the beans are hot and then serve with your favorite garnishes. (I recommend chopped green onions and fat free sour cream)


Resistance may be possible, but who are they kidding?

While on a search and rescue mission in the middle of a snowstorm, Seth and his twin Trent catch the scent of an unfamiliar shifter. Drawn to locate the source they hike deep into the woods to an abandoned cabin where they find an enticing little jaguar in the throes of heat.

Tired of being smothered by her five brothers and the pressure to mate, Daisy wanted nothing more than a week alone in the middle of freaking no where. The last thing she needed was a run in with two sexy as sin–and totally off limits–cougar shifters. Unfortunately, she’s not the kind of woman to leave them out in the cold.

Faced with the misery of unmet sexual desire or hot, no strings attached sex with two men… What’s a girl to do?

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