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

How to Make Hemingway's Chili


  • 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

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About Hemingway's Chili

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

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