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Nine-Spice Chili

Cloud Nine Chili

This is a northerner's chili recipe, featuring nine different herbs and spices.

Serve with plenty of fried corn chips, sliced jalapeños, sour cream, and fresh cilantro.

Submitted by Geoff in Chicago.

Yield: Over 15 servings


Preparation Instructions:

1) Sort, rinse, and soak beans overnight in room temperature water. (8-12 hours)

2) In a large stock pot, cook chorizo and beef thoroughly, seasoning beef to taste with salt and pepper. Use a potato masher or spatula to break up meat into small pieces. Remove meat from pot and drain away the excess fat.

3) Fry onions, fresh chile peppers, and garlic in a small amount of leftover fat. Keep cooking until onions start to become glassy.

4) Add all other ingredients to the pot and stir until evenly mixed. Leave covered to simmer on medium-low heat for 1 hour or more until beans are have cooked.

5) Remove lid and simmer so it can reduce to preferred thickness. Add corn masa as thickener if desired.

6) Serve with corn chips, fresh jalapeño slices, cilantro, sour cream, and a lime wedge.

Helpful Hints

Remove the stem scar from the tomatillos before chopping. For a milder chili, remove the seeds from the jalapeños before dicing them and adding to the pot. When adding masa it is better to remove some liquid from the main pot and stir the corn flower into the smaller amount of liquid. This prevents the masa from forming clumps in your chili. If you don't have time to soak and cook the beans, you may substitute them for 2 small cans of pinto and kidney beans. Cooking them from dried will result in a much better texture though.

Based on 1 reviews

Customer Reviews


This is Nine Spice Beans Chili Con-Carne and Chorizo as “Chili” does not have beans, chorizo, no molasses, no bell pepper, no cinnamon, no cocoa, poblano’s are for Chile Relleno stuffed with con-carne, onions, and cheese. Using Fresh Celantro instead of Coriander. Epazote can make a over powering off taste if used, Recipe has too many spices that contradict their flavor in “Chili”. Chorizo seasonings vary by brands and where it is made, some are over-loaded with too much vinegar and oregano. I like chili with beans, onions, jalapeno, cheese pico de-gallo, corn & flour tortilla’s on the side,

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