Spray a 6 quart Slow Cooker lightly with non-stick spray. Add the squash, peppers, onion, garlic, hominy, chilies, and black beans to the cooker and stir to combine.
Combine the pureed beans, chicken stock, and red chili sauce in a bowl. Add the masa harina and stir or whisk until the mixture is smooth.
Add the chili powder, cumin, and oregano to the liquid ingredients and stir once more. Pour the liquids into the cooker and stir to combine everything well.
Cut the chicken into bite size pieces. Lay the chicken pieces on top of the vegetable mixture. Cover and cook on Low for 6 - 8 hours (the heat on every slow cooker is different so adjust the time according to how yours cooks).
At the 6/8 hour point, stir the chicken into the other ingredients. Give things a taste and add more of any seasoning you think it needs.
Tilt the lid slightly and turn the heat setting to High. Allow the chili to cook until it is the thickness that you like.
While the chili is cooking on High, mix the sour cream, salsa, and cilantro together. Set aside.
When you are ready to serve, ladle into bowls. Pass the sour cream mixture, lime, and cheese at the table.
Remove stems and seeds from the chilies. Place in a large saucepan with the stock. Bring this to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. The chilies should be very soft. Let the mixture cool slightly. Put the chilies in a food processor. Process until it is a somewhat smooth. Press through a sieve to remove the skin and strain into a glass container.
To roast Poblano Chilies: Place chilies on an oiled broiler tray and broil a few inches from heat. Turn until all sides are evenly charred and the skin is beginning to blister. This will take 5-10 minutes depending on the heat of the broiler. Remove the chilies to a heatproof bowl or plate and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Let sit for 5 minutes or until the skin peels off easily. Remove stems and seeds and chop in 1/2 inch dice.
Heat the oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until it is well browned. Add the chicken (turkey) and cook over high heat until it is browned, about 8 minutes.
Lower the heat to medium, and add the onion, garlic, and jalepeno to the pan and cook until they are softened, 5 minutes or so. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for a minute or two.
Pour in the chili stock, tomatoes and all of the seasonings, except the Mexican chocolate. Simmer 20 -30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend and get well acquainted with each other.
Add the chopped chocolate and stir until it is melted. Adjust the seasonings and serve. Pass Shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro or minced red onions if desired.
Heat a soup pot over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and let it get hot. Add the bacon and chicken Sprinkle with the garlic & pepper seasoning and cook, stirring occasionally until the bacon and chicken are lightly browned, about 7 minutes. Remove from pot with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Remove the drippings in the pan, but leave the brown bits
Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to the pan. Add the onions and cook until they are translucent 5 minutes or so. Add the drained chilies and the garlic and continue to cook for another 3 or 4 minutes.
Add the herbs and spices and cook for an additional minute or two. Add about 1/2 cup of the stock and stir to deglaze the pot. Return the bacon and chicken to the pot and add the rest of the stock and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer 15 minutes.
Add the drained beans and cook until heated through. If the chili seems a little thin, mix the masa harina with a little of the chili liquid and stir back into the pot. Simmer until the chili thickens slightly and everything is happily hot. Serve topped with the cheese and tortilla chips.
To make Tortilla Chips: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a large cookie sheet with olive oil cooking spray. Tear or cut 3-4 tortillas of your choice into strips. Lay in a single layer on the cooking sheet and spray with the olive oil cooking spray. Sprinkle lightly with coarse salt. Bake 10 - 12 minutes, turning half way through. The chips should be golden brown and crisp.