Coffee Chili



Makes 6 servings. Recipe is by Cynthia Nobles.


1 tbl. canola oil

1 cup chopped onion

1 stalk celery, chopped

1 lb. ground beef

½ lb. ground pork

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 (15-oz.) can tomato sauce

1 (6-oz.) can tomato paste

1 cup strong brewed coffee

2 cups beef broth

3 tbls. chili powder

1 tsp. salt

2 tsp. ground cumin

¼ cup chopped cilantro

2 (15-oz.) cans kidney beans, drained


1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and saute onion, celery, beef, and pork until meat is brown.

2. Stir in garlic, tomato puree, tomato paste, coffee, broth, chili powder, salt, and cumin. Reduce heat to low and simmer 45 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally.

3. Stir in cilantro and beans, and simmer 15 more minutes.