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Cajun Caramel Coffee - Bourbon Chili RoyaleCajun Caramel Coffee - Bourbon Chili Royale

Cajun Caramel Coffee - Bourbon Chili Royale


By: Sandi S. - Norman, OK - 2017 Recipe Contest Submission

This is a Door County Coffee Fan recipe. It was not made in the kitchens of the Door County Coffee Cafe.
Ingredients:

Featured ingredient: Chocolate Caramel Truffle Coffee 10 oz. Bag Ground

Cajun Caramel Coffee - Bourbon Chili:

  • 2 cups strong brewed Door County Chocolate Caramel Truffle Coffee
  • 1 teaspoon ground Door County Chocolate Caramel Truffle Coffee
  • 3 dried Pasilla Ancho chiles
  • 1 cup chopped sweet yellow onion
  • 1/2 sweet red bell pepper, rough chopped
  • 1 serrano pepper, rough chopped
  • 1 tablespoon duck fat (or bacon drippings)
  • 1 pound duck sausage
  • 1/2 pound ground lamb
  • 1/3 cup Bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 15 ounce can rinsed and drained garbanzo beans
  • 2 tablespoons peach spreadable fruit or preserves
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun Creole seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground juniper berries
  • 1/2 teaspoon red cayenne pepper
Sticky Coffee & Chili Peach BBQ Bacon:
  • 2 teaspoons ground Door County Chocolate Caramel Truffle Coffee
  • 4 thick cut bacon slices
  • 1/3 cup peach spreadable fruit or preserves
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun Creole seasoning
Coffee & Avocado Honey Whip Topping:
  • 2 teaspoons ground Door County Chocolate Caramel Truffle Coffee
  • 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted, and rough chopped
  • 1/2 cup Mexican crema
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 lime for juice
  • 1 teaspoon Herbs De Provence
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Miscellaneous Ingredients:
  • 2 teaspoons ground Door County Chocolate Caramel Truffle Coffee
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
Cajun Caramel Coffee - Bourbon Chili:
  1. Add hot coffee to a bowl with the dried chilies, cover and set aside for 30 minutes
  2. Remove the chiles from the coffee and strain the coffee and set aside
  3. Cut off the stems and remove the seeds from the chiles, then roughly chop and place into a blender/food processor, along with the onion, bell pepper and serrano peppers
  4. Pulse several times until rough chopped
  5. Add the duck fat to a 5 quart stock pot on medium heat
  6. Add the meats and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until brown, breaking meat into small pieces as it cooks
  7. Add the Bourbon and cook for a minute, then add the chopped vegetables, the strained coffee and all remaining chili ingredients, partially cover and simmer for another 30 minutes minimum
Sticky Coffee & Chili Peach BBQ Bacon:
  1. Lay the bacon strips on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet
  2. Mix the fruit, coffee and seasoning together in a small bowl and brush half over the bacon slices and bake for 20 minutes - then turn bacon and brush the slices with remaining peach mixture and bake for another 20 minutes
  3. Cool on a wire rack, then cut each bacon slice in half
Coffee & Avocado Honey Whip Topping:
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender/processor and blend until smooth, then place into a small container and chill until needed
  2. To serve, ladle into bowls and top each with a scoop of the avocado topping sprinkled with ground coffee, some cilantro leaves and a half-slice of bacon
Makes 6-8 Servings