Acadian Eight Bean Chili Recipe

Acadian Eight Bean Chili Recipe


1/2 c of kidney beans
1/2 c of white beans
1/2 c of pink beans
1/2 c of black beans
1/2 c of red beans
1/2 c of pinto beans
1/2 c of cranberry beans
1/2 c of navy beans
2 c of bacon; cooked and crumbled
5 pcs of onions (large); peeled then chopped
2/3 c of garlic; chopped finely
1/4 c of coriander seeds; toasted then ground
1/4 c of cinnamon (ground)
1/4 c of paprika
1/4 c of cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1/2 c of ground chili peppers (Poblano, dried)
1 can of tomatoes with juice (Italian)
1-1/2 c of beer
10 c of lean beef (ground)
Salt (to taste)


Wash the beans, place inside a pot; cover them with (cold) water then soak overnight. Drain then cover beans with clean water; let it boil above medium-high heat. Once boiling, lower the heat then let it simmer at about two hours till tender.

Brown the beef and set aside. Saute crumbled bacon, onions, garlic, coriander seeds, cinnamon, paprika, cayenne pepper, and poblano peppers on a skillet for five mins. Add beer and tomatoes; simmer.

Once beans are done, drain then save the liquid. Combine bacon mixture, browned meat and cooked beans; let mixture simmer above gentle heat till hot. Add enough amount of the liquid bean (when necessary).

Acadian Eight Bean Chili Recipe

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