Hispaniola Coffee Chili

Annacia *

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@Annacia

The flavors in this really interesting chili are drawn from ingredients used by the Spaniards who settled in the West Indies on the islands now called Cuba and Hispaniola. It's not your everyday chili!


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
lean ground beef
2 medium
onions, chopped (about 11/2 cups)
2
garlic cloves, minced
2
bay leaves
2 tsp
chili powder or to taste
1 tsp
ground cumin
1/2 tsp
nutmeg
1/4 tsp
fresh ground black pepper
1/4 tsp
ground allspice
1 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
chopped fresh thyme leave
1 tsp
capers
2 Tbsp
chopped pimento stuffed olives
2
(4 1/2 ounce) cans diced green chilies
2 c
strong coffee
1 Tbsp
dark molasses
1 can(s)
(14 1/2 ounce) diced tomatoes
1/3 c
raisins
1/2 c
toasted slivered almonds
5 c
hot cooked rice

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Brown the meat in a large Dutch oven, cook the beef over medium-high heat, about 4-5 minutes.
2
Remove contents from the Dutch oven and set aside. Reduce heat to medium low and add onions and saute until translucent, about 3 minutes.
3
Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
4
Replace meat and add bay leaves, chili powder, cumin, nutmeg, pepper, allspice, salt, thyme, capers, olives, chiles, coffee, molasses, and tomatoes. Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.
5
Finish the chili: Add raisins and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Garnish with almonds. Serve hot over cooked rice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Caribbean
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom