Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 9:05 AM

  • Share:
             
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

Recipe: Just Good Chili

A trusty version of a crowd-pleasing chili.


Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

Serves 4-6

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 pound ground bison or ground dark turkey

1 large onion, finely chopped

1 12-ounce bottle of beer

1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes

1/2 cup strong brewed coffee

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon chili sauce

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

Half a serrano or other hot pepper, seeded and finely chopped, or to taste

1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin

1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

2 15-ounce cans kidney beans

1 15-ounce can cannellini or other white beans

1. Place a Dutch oven or other large pot over medium heat. Add the oil and heat until shimmering. Add the meat and sauté until browned, then transfer to a plate.

2. Add the onion to the pot and stir for 1 minute. Take 2 large sips from the beer, and pour the rest into the pot. Stir in the tomatoes, coffee and tomato paste.

3. Add the brown sugar, chili sauce, cocoa powder, hot pepper, cumin, coriander, cayenne, salt and kidney beans. Return the meat to the pot. Reduce heat to low and simmer, partly covered, for 1 hour.

4. Add the white beans to the pot and simmer over very low heat, partly covered and stirring occasionally, for 1 to 2 more hours. (Longer cooking improves the flavor.) Adjust salt and cayenne pepper as needed and serve.

Adapted from Jennifer Steinhauer



News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

Homes -- New Home Showcase

Community near waterfront adds 5 more homes

Community near waterfront adds 5 more homes


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►