The most unusual chili you will make! The flavors are sweet and spicy, just like the Islands. Enjoy with tortilla chips and a cold Caribbean beer.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic until soft, about 2 minutes. Stir in pork and sirloin; cook and stir until browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain excess grease from the pot.

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  • Crush tomatoes by hand and add them to the pot with their juices. Pour in beef broth. Stir in black beans, raisins, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, salt, allspice, and cloves. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, until raisins are soft, about 30 minutes.

  • Stir green olives and almonds into the pot. Simmer until flavors combine, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

392 calories; protein 26.3g; carbohydrates 24.1g; fat 21.7g; cholesterol 71.2mg; sodium 864.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2017
4.27.17 This is not your Mama s chili and definitely is outside the box. It may not be for everybody but it was a hit in this house. I like the combination of ground beef and pork for chili meat but the thing that really makes it unique is the spice blend. Be bold give it a try and you just might find out that you ll enjoy it as much as we did. So glad I tried this recipe it will be made again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2017
4.27.17 This is not your Mama s chili and definitely is outside the box. It may not be for everybody but it was a hit in this house. I like the combination of ground beef and pork for chili meat but the thing that really makes it unique is the spice blend. Be bold give it a try and you just might find out that you ll enjoy it as much as we did. So glad I tried this recipe it will be made again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2018
Hey everybody! I'm so happy to see this recipe published this is my signature chili I've been making it for many years. Happy to share with you. Couple if things if you don't like the taste of cloves move on. If you don't like a pop of sweetness move on. Like most chillis this tastes best made a day ahead but don't hesitate to make the day of still great. Freezes really well. I like to do leftovers served on spaghetti topped with shredded cheddar Cincinnati style. Don't be afraid of the almonds they add a nice texture to this and the raisin/olive mix gives it a great sweet salty taste. I m not a huge fan of beans so I developed this for only one can but feel free to add another can of black beans. Garbanzos would work too if you want more beanies and a little more fiber. Hope you enjoy! Saveur Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2018
This won first place at my church's chili cookoff! I did it in the Instant pot - 25 minutes high pressure then slow cook low for rest of the day with the olives and almonds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2018
Great recipe was a tasty new way to make chili Read More
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