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cafe chili con carne

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Sandy Riggen
Cambridge, VT

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.

★★★★★ 1
serves 6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For cafe chili con carne

  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 can
    black beans (15 oz), drained
  • 1 can
    pinto beans (15 oz), drained
  • 1 can
    cannellini beans (15 oz), drained
  • 1 can
    tomato sauce (15 oz)
  • 1 can
    diced tomatos (28 oz)
  • 1 can
    green chiles (15 oz)
  • 6 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1
    red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 md
    seeded jalapeno, minced
  • 1 lg
    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

How To Make cafe chili con carne

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    Add black beans, pinto beans, and cannellini and cook for an additional 20 minutes.
  • 4
    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.