Hemingway's Chili

Hemingway's Chili Recipe

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wally collins


IN 2013 while preserving many of Ernest Hemingway's articles, letters, etc. at his home in Havana,Cuba the JFK library found a recipe including India Relish. I have created a version of this condiment that results in an amazing and extremely flavorful revolution in traditional Chili.

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2 1/2 lb
lean tri-tip
1 can(s)
chicken broth
1 can(s)
beef broth
1 can(s)
tomato sauce
2 Tbsp
vegetable shortening
1/2 tsp
red pepper flakes
3 tbl Tbsp
hot new mexico chili powder
2 Tbsp
mild/ light new mexico chili powder
2 Tbsp
ground cumin
4 Tbsp
chili powder
1 1/2 Tbsp
garlic powder
1 Tbsp
onion powder
louisiana hot sauce to taste
heaping tbl of india relish


1rinse meat and lightly brown in small batches until grey in color and add to pot
2add broth and tomato sauce and 1/3 of the spices and bring to a boil. reduce for two hours
3add the 1/3 of the spices and simmer on low for 30 minutes.
4add the remaining spices and simmer for 30 minutes,
5adjust to taste with small amounts of Louisiana Hot sauce Cumin or salt. Add more broth if needed for tender meat.
6Top with heaping tablespoon of India Relish

About Hemingway's Chili

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American