Friday, October 24, 2008

Vices Chili

Here is another recipe of Celia's invention, which also did not win. However, Celia claims it has been much-loved whenever she has served it. It's called "vices chili" for its special ingredients: beer, chocolate, and coffee. The result is something like mole (that's pronounced mo-lay).

Vices Chili

Part I: Sauté onions, garlic and peppers; brown beef in separate pan, mix together.

Dollop of vegetable oil
1 1/2 large onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 1/2 jalapenos, chopped (perhaps try 2 jalapenos and 2 anaheims or something similar so it isn’t quite so hot)
2 lb lean ground beef, or 1 lb ground beef and 1 lb. chuck roast

Part II: Add the following ingredients (add half of the coffee and beer, and add more if you need more liquid), then cook for an hour or so (more if using chuck roast instead of ground beef).

1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 can dark beer (Guinness, 14.9 oz)
1 cup strong coffee
1 can beef broth
1/3 cup brown sugar (It’s best to add this gradually and taste as you go)
4 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon cayenne
Dash of cinnamon

Part III: Add the following:

Handful of fresh cilantro
2 15.00 oz. cans black beans
(2 6.00 oz. cans tomato paste—if it needs thickening)

Note: Very hot. Top with cheese and fresh cilantro.
Yields 6-8 servings. Yields 6-8 servings.

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