Arcadian eight bean chili

Yield: 25 servings

Measure Ingredient
¼ pounds Each, beans: kidney, white,
¼ cup Paprika
1 pounds Bacon
5 eaches Onions, lg, peeled chopped
⅔ cup Garlic, minced
¼ cup Coriander seed,toasted grnd
¼ cup Cinnamon, ground
1 x Red, pinto, navy, cranberry
¼ cup Pepper, cayenne,or to taste
½ cup Peppers, grnd dried poblano
108 ounces Tomatoes, italian plum, with
12 ounces Beer
5 pounds Beef, lean ground

In a large pot, soak the beans together overnight in water to cover.

Drain and add fresh water to cover. Cook at a simmer for 1½ hours or until beans are just tender. While the beans are simmering, heat a large skillet. Mince the bacon and cook it until it begins to crisp. Add the onions and garlic and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add all the spices and the ground Poblanos and cook another 5 minutes. Add the Tomatoes with their juice and the Beer. Simmer for half an hour. In another pan, cook the beef until the pink color disappears. Drain and add it to tomatoe mixture. When the beans are fully cooked, drain them, reserving the liquid, and add the beans to the meat/tomato mixture. Salt to taste and let the mixture simmer for about 1 hour. If it is too dry, add some of the bean liquid.

Bill Pfeiffer, 1982 World Champion Chili

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