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Esquire Fortnightly's Eastern Establishment Chili















Trans-fat Free


2 cups red kidney beans
cup lard
5 pound beef brisket
2 each onions
6 each garlic cloves
2 each sweet bell peppers
2 tablespoons basil
1 each bay leaves
2 tablespoons red hot chili pepper, dried
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon chile caribe
2 tablespoons cumin
2 tablespoons cornstarch
6 cups tomatoes


Place the beans in a bowl, cover with water and soak.

Pour the beans and the water in which they were soaked into a heavy saucepan.

Bring to a boil over high heat, then lower the heat and simmer, covered, for about 1 hour or until tender.

Stir occasionally. Heat the oil or melt the lard in a large heavy casserole over medium heat.

Pat the brisket dry and add it to the casserole.

Stir the beef until it is quite brown on all sides.

Remove it from the casserole and set aside. Add more oil or lard to the casserole if needed, then add the onions and garlic and cook until the onions are translucent.

Stir in the green peppers, basil, bay leaf, ground chile, cayenne pepper, caribe, and cumin.

Cook for about 1 minute, then add the corn flour(masa harina) and cook 1 or 2 minutes longer.

Return the brisket to the casserole and add the tomatoes and their liquid.

Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 2 hours.

Stir occasionally. Stir in the salt and black pepper.

Taste and adjust seasonings.

Add the coffee and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour longer.

Add the kidney beans to the chili. Simmer, uncovered, for another ½ hour.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 462g (16.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 95566% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 70g 107%
Saturated Fat 27g 135%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 215mg 72%
Sodium 319mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Sugars g
Protein 121g
Vitamin A 26% Vitamin C 144%
Calcium 8% Iron 43%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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