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Chili with Guacamole

This chili is a great food for when you are having a gathering of friends or family because (1) it is very cheap to do (2) it is easily prepared and dosn't take much work (3) with the nachos chips you can basically eat it as finger food or at the least you do not need a knife which is good when having guests walking around (4) I haven't met a person that dosn't like it... even kids love it maybe because it is served with chips??

The main ingredient is beef chuck (högrev) which is a great meet for stews and an inexpensive cut. You can serve it over rice if you want to make it hardier or just serve it as it is which is what I usually do. You can basically use whateve beans you prefer, either buy in the raw and soak over night and then cook them until they are done the next day or buy precooked. These days packaged beans are pretty good, they come organic and they are cheap--- this is time saving but it's your call. The recipe below is for approximately 4-5 people or 6-8 if served with rice.  This recipe is not super spicy so add more spice if you want it hot.

800g chuck beef ("högrev")
4 dl black coffee (cold)
2 garlic gloves
1 yellow onion
5 dl coca cola
5 dl beer
3 tbs chili power
1 tbs chipotle paste (or 1 dried)
5 dl beans

4 avacados
1 red onion
2 garlic gloves
1 finely diced tomato
1 bunch cilantro ("korriander")
pinch chopped red chili
juice of 1 lime

Instructions below

Dice the meat into cubes.  Slice the onion and garlic.  Fry these ingredients in a HOT pan.  Pour over chili powder.  Fry for about 2-3 minutes, the meat should be almost black.  Place the meat in a pot, pour in the coffee, the beer and the coke as well as the chipotle, pinch of salt and pepper.  Cook on medium heat for 1.5 hour, until the meat is tender.  Add beans towards the last 15 minutes.  If you want the consistency of the stew thicker add a bit of corn starch ("maizena") mixed with water.  Done!

Guacamole, just take the ingredients above and mix it all together.  You can serve this dish with sour cream as showed in the picture.  It's also great with beer!


  1. Now I have recomended this recepie to many frieds, and made it several times, thank you Tony!


  2. After hearing about this from your wife I just had to share this recipe with a chili "expert" in the US. I will be trying this for round one of Melodiefestivalen.