Brown the ground beef.
Add the tomato paste, cocoa, seasonings, dates, garlic and 1 cup of the chicken broth to a blender. Blend.
Pour over the browned ground beef and mix well.
Saute the chopped peppers and onions 5 minutes, until just slightly softened.
Add the peppers/onions and jalapenos (if desired) to the ground beef mixture along with the remaining chicken broth.
Simmer over medium/low heat for at least an hour before serving.
(this recipe is modified from Whole30)