Acadian Eight Bean Chili Recipe



  1. 1/4 lb Each of the following beans: Kidney, White, Pink, Black, Red, Pinto, Cranberry, Navy
  2. 1 lb Bacon
  3. 5 lrg Onions, peeled and minced
  4. 2/3 c. Garlic, chopped
  5. 1/4 c. Coriander seeds, toasted And grnd
  6. 1/4 c. Cinnamon
  7. 1/4 c. Paprika
  8. 1/4 c. Cayenne pepper or possibly to taste for the timid tongue
  9. 1/2 c. Dry Poblano Chili peppers, grnd
  10. 1 can 108 ounce Italian tomatoes W/juice
  11. 12 ounce Beer
  12. 5 lb Lean grnd beef Salt to taste


  1. Pick over and wash beans.
  2. Put in large pot and cover with 4 quarts.
  3. cool water.
  4. Soak over night.
  5. Wash and drain.
  6. Cover with water, bring to a bowl over high heat, lower heat and simmer for 2 hrs or possibly till tender.
  7. Cook bacon in a large skillet, drain and crumble.
  8. Put next 7 ingredients in skillet and saut=82e for 5 min.
  9. Add in tomatoes and beer, simmer.
  10. In another skillet saut=82e grnd beef till no longer pink.
  11. When beans are tende= r drain, reserving liquid.
  12. Add in meat, bacon and vegetables to beans.
  13. Simmer over low heat till warm, adding bean liquid if necessary.