Karen (aswanargent) wrote,
Karen
aswanargent

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Finally!

When crazybutsound came to visit this summer, I fixed Havana Moon Chili for dinner one night.  She asked for the recipe, and I'm finally posting it here behind the tag.  Enjoy!

*crosses first item off "To Do" list, leaving only 999 to go*

 

Havana Moon Chili

 

(Florida)

 

Picadillo is a Cuban-style dish incorporating ground meat, green olives, vinegar, and capers that’s served all over south Florida.  The recipe for Havana Moon Chili, which appears in Jane and Michael Stern’s book Chili Nation combines the basic elements of picadillo with the spices better-known from chili-making.  The result is an easy and delicious one-dish meal.

 

 

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

½ cup chopped onion

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 pound ground pork *                         * Or just use two pounds ground chuck

1 pound ground chuck

One 14 ½ - ounce can beef broth

One 28 - ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, drained

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

½ cup raisins

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon ground allspice

¼ teaspoon ground cloves

½ tablespoon salt

¼ cup pimiento-stuffed green olives, halved

¼ cup slivered blanched almonds

2 cups cooked black beans

2 cups cooked white rice

 

 

1.      Heat the vegetable oil in a Dutch oven or large casserole.  Stir in the onion and garlic and cook until soft.  Add the pork and beef, and cook until browned.  Drain off the excess fat.

 

2.      Add the beef broth and tomatoes, squashing each tomato by hand before adding it.  Stir in the vinegar, raisins, spices, and salt.  Bring to a boil; reduce the heat and cook 30 minutes, partially covered.  Uncover and cook for 30 minutes more. Add the olives and almonds and cook an additional 5 minutes.

 

3.      To serve, place a mound of beans and a mound of rice in each bowl.  Ladle the chili on top.

 

 

Tags: recipes
Subscribe

  • Thanksgiving recipe

    I posted this recipe a year ago, but think it's worth bringing back for those of you who didn't see it then. I still think it's the best and richest…

  • Food News

    I haven't posted a recipe since before the holidays, so it's time to get started again. Here's a nice, simple recipe for carrots, which have…

  • Recipe: Stuffed Pumpkin

    Another suggestion for jenni_snake. The recipe can also be made using acorn squash halves (directions are given). Someone on my flist…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 30 comments

  • Thanksgiving recipe

    I posted this recipe a year ago, but think it's worth bringing back for those of you who didn't see it then. I still think it's the best and richest…

  • Food News

    I haven't posted a recipe since before the holidays, so it's time to get started again. Here's a nice, simple recipe for carrots, which have…

  • Recipe: Stuffed Pumpkin

    Another suggestion for jenni_snake. The recipe can also be made using acorn squash halves (directions are given). Someone on my flist…