Bold & Meaty Chili

Bold & Meaty Chili

Nothing like a bowl of chili on a cold day. This recipe is sure to warm you up with big chunks of beef and spiced just right.

Bold & Meaty Chili

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  • 3 ½ – 4 lbs. stew meat cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 onion chopped fine
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1 8oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 15oz. can fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 15oz can black beans, drained
  • 2 cups strong black coffee
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder (pre-mix with ¼ cup water to moisten into a thin sauce)
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 4 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 cup chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper (can be less or even omitted completely for milder chili)
  • 2 tablespoons masa harina flour
  • 1⁄4 cup hot water


Brown beef in a Dutch oven; drain. Remove beef.

Saute onions until translucent over med-low heat. Add garlic and sauté another 1-2 minutes.

Add beef back into onions and garlic.

Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, beans, 2 cups coffee, cocoa mixture,  paprika,  cumin,  salt, chili powder, and ground red pepper.

Cover and simmer stirring occasionally for 1 1/2 hours, or until beef is tender.

Dissolve 2 tablespoons masa into 1/4 cup hot water to make a thick, but flowable mixture.

Add masa mixture to chili.

Cover and simmer another 15-20 minutes.

Serve with shredded cheese, jalapenos, sour cream and chopped onion on the side.

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