Cafe Chili Con Carne

Sandy Riggen


At Brown & Jenkins Coffee Roasters we hold a lot of community events and are always looking to "think outside the cup" to showcase our coffee in different ways. This is a community favorite.

The taste of coffee further enriches this already lush pot of chili. Tradition suggests adding cinnamon, but fine ground coffee is even better.

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20 Min


40 Min


1 lb
lean ground beef
1 can(s)
black beans (15 oz), drained
1 can(s)
pinto beans (15 oz), drained
1 can(s)
cannellini beans (15 oz), drained
1 can(s)
tomato sauce (15 oz)
1 can(s)
diced tomatos (28 oz)
1 can(s)
green chiles (15 oz)
6 clove
garlic, minced
red bell pepper, chopped
1 medium
seeded jalapeno, minced
1 large
onion, chopped
2 Tbsp
olive oil
2 1/2 Tbsp
cookin' with coffee powder
3 Tbsp
chili powder
1 1/2 Tbsp
brown sugar
3 tsp
dried oregano
2 1/2 Tbsp
ground cumin
1/8 tsp
ground allspice
1/8 tsp
ground cloves

Directions Step-By-Step

Place oil in a large stockpot and heat to medium heat. Add ground beef, and stir while cooking until the meat just loses its red color.
Add green chilis, garlic, red bell pepper, jalapeno, and onion to the meat. Saute until the onions are translucent. Stir in chili powder, Cookin' With Coffee Powder, brown sugar, oregano, cumin, allspice, and cloves. Add tomatoes and tomato sauce. Simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.
Add black beans, pinto beans, and cannellini and cook for an additional 20 minutes.
Cook's note: If you like your chili con carne a bit thinner, add beef broth, chicken broth or brewed coffee in small increments. Don't add too much or you will have soup instead of a hearty chili con carne.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chili
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy