Smokey-Chilli-(without-spring-onion)
35 min

Smokey Black Bean Chilli

In the late 1800s, the chilli queens of San Antonio created chilli con carne. They entertained the plaza and supported their families in a time when women weren't supposed to. Hopefully this recipe can inspire you to also do something that isn't supposed to be: a delicious chilli sin carne. The secret ingredient is coffee! You won’t taste it at the end, but it is an essential ingredient to get the ‘smokey’ taste.

Ingredients

4 servings

800 g
800 g

Canned tomatoes
Black beans

Bread and/or rice

100 ml

2 tea sp
1 tea sp
1 tea sp
1 tea sp

1
2 cloves

Coffee

Cumin
Chilli
Cinnamon
Smoked paprika powder

Onion
Garlic

Prep

5 min

  1. Dice onion and mince garlic
  2. Set coffee

Cook

30 min

pan 1 or 2

Sauté onion

medium heat ~3 min

Add chilli, paprika powder, cumin and garlic

~3 min

Add tomatoes, cinnamon and coffee

simmer ~15 min

Add black beans

simmer with lid on ~10 min

Serve with bread

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Make it a dinner party

Dinner Soundtrack: Lydia Mendoza on Spotify. She started her career in the 1930s, right amongst the chilli queens.

An original Aztec chilli recipe includes a bit of cocoa powder. You can also add rice when you have to fill extra hungry mouths.

The credit for this recipe goes to 'Eerlijk Eten - Tachtig makkelijke recepten met fairtrade ingrediënten

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