Havana Moon Chili Recipe

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • one 14 1/2-ounce can beef broth
  • one 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, drained
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup pimiento-stuffed green olives, halved
  • 1/4 cup slivered blanched almonds
  • 2 cups cooked black beans
  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a Dutch oven. 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.