It is always a treat to have our wonderful farming friends at Love Sown Family Farms & Chef Services send us a recipe for our BLUE DOG FARMS Pasture Raised Meats. Be sure to check out their fresh produce online here, and check out this latest, perfect for cooler weather recipe that has YUMMY written all over it!
COFFEE & COCOA CHILI
8 servings | prep time: 20 min | active cooking time: 15 min
inactive cooking time: 30 min | total time: 1 hr 5 min
4 strips thick cut bacon, diced
1 medium onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1-2 jalapeño or serrano peppers, minced (optional)
2-3 sweet potatoes, skinned and diced ¼” pieces (about 4 cups)
4-6 carrots, skinned and diced ¼” pieces (about 2 cups)
1 TBS smoked paprika
1 TBS chili powder
1.5 tsp coriander
1.5 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chipotle powder
1.5 TBS unsweetened cocoa powder 2 TBS maple syrup
1 12 oz can butternut squash puree 2 cups brewed coffee
14 oz tomato sauce
14 oz fire roasted tomatoes
1) In a Dutch over or large pot, sauté the bacon over medium heat. Once the fat has begun to render, add the onions, garlic and peppers (if using). Once the onions are translucent add the ground beef, raise the heat to medium-high and continue to sauté.
2) Add the sweet potatoes, carrots, paprika, chili powder, coriander, salt, pepper, cumin and chipotle powder and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the cocoa powder, maple syrup and butternut squash puree and cook for another 2 minutes.
3) Add the fire roasted tomatoes, coffee and tomato sauce and mix thoroughly. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered for 30 minutes or until desired consistency. 4) Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve with your choice of toppings: cheese, sour cream, avocado, jalapeño, hot sauce. Cornbread makes a great accompaniment, enjoy!