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Recipe: Washabinaro Chili

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The following is the recipe for “Washabinaros Chili”, we found it on All Recipes. It serves 8.

The startling parts of the recipe which always attract people’s attention when I describe it is the wasabi paste, the beer and the coffee.

The recipe is not difficult but takes time. The prepping can take 20-30 minutes, and the total cooking time is 3 hours. However it is worth the time.


  • 4 tbl vegetable oil, divide
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3/4 lb spicy Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 14.5 oz peeled/diced tomatoes with juice
  • 12 oz dark beer
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 12 oz tomato paste
  • 14 oz beef broth
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbl ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tblspn wasabi paste
  • 45 oz kidney beans
  • 2 Anaheim chili peppers, chopped
  • 1 Serrano chili pepper, chopped
  • 1 Habenero pepper, sliced


  1. Place 2 tblsp oil in large pot over medium heat
  2. Cook & stir onions, garlic, beef & sausage until meats are tender
  3. Pour in tomatoes, coffee, beer, tomato paste & broth
  4. Season with chili powder, cumin, sugar, oregano, cayenne, coriander, salt & wasabi.
  5. Stir in 1/3 of the beans, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover & simmer.
  6. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the remaining oil.
  7. Cook the chilies in the oil until just tender, 5-10 min.
  8. Add peppers to pot and simmer 2 hours.
  9. Add remaining beans & cook for additional 45 minutes.


We use mostly Chipolte chili powder in this recipe, it really adds a great taste and kick.

Also pick a good dark beer, a really ‘chewy’ stout. The last time I made it I used Babayaga Stout by Pretty Things. Of course enjoy the rest of the bottle while cooking.