Anne Rosensweig's Arcadian Eight Bean Chili

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Title: Anne Rosensweig's Arcadian Eight Bean Chili
Yield: 1 Servings
Categories: Chili, Spicy, Make ahead, Hearty

Ingredients:

1/4 lb Each of the following dried
-beans: kidney, white,
-pink,
-black, red, pinto,
-cranberry, and navy
1 lb Bacon
5 lg Onions, peeled and chopped
2/3 c Minced garlic
1/4 c Toasted coriander seeds,
-ground
1/4 c Ground cinnamon
1/4 c Paprika
1/4 c Cayenne pepper, or to taste
-for the timid of tongue
1/2 c Ground dried Poblano chili
-peppers
108 oz (#10 can) Italian plum
-tomatoes, with juice
12 oz Beer
5 lb Lean ground beef
-salt to taste


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 1 1/2 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.

Serves 25

KEYWORDS: chili, spicy, make ahead, Arcadia, hearty, entertain Converted
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