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hemingway's chili

Recipe by
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.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 2 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For hemingway's chili

  • 2 1/2 lb
    lean tri-tip
  • 1 can
    chicken broth
  • 1 can
    beef broth
  • 1 can
    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

How To Make hemingway's chili

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

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