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Jamaican Jerk Chili

Jerk seasoning—a combination of thyme, allspice, ginger and dried chiles that can be found in the spice section of most supermarkets—gives this chili authentic island flavor. To protect your hands when mincing Scotch bonnet or habanero chile peppers, slip on a pair of rubber gloves. If you want less heat,…

Jerk seasoning—a combination of thyme, allspice, ginger and dried chiles that can be found in the spice section of most supermarkets—gives this chili authentic island flavor. To protect your hands when mincing Scotch bonnet or habanero chile peppers, slip on a pair of rubber gloves. If you want less heat, substitute jalapeño pepper for the Scotch bonnet or habanero.

Servings
SERVING

Ingredients

  • 2 14.5-oz. cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 14.5-oz. can tomato purée
  • 1 lb. red potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 8-oz. pkg. seitan, cubed
  • 1 large onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 Tbs. vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. jerk seasoning
  • 1 Tbs. brown sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. minced Scotch bonnet or habanero chile, or to taste

Preparation

  1. Combine all ingredients in 4-qt. slow cooker or large pot. Stir in 1/2 cup water.
  2. Cover slow cooker, and cook chili on low 4 to 6 hours. Or, place lid on pot, and bring chili to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls, and serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size Serves 8
  • Calories 216
  • Carbohydrate Content 39 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 5 g
  • Fiber Content 9 g
  • Protein Content 16 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 777 mg
  • Sugar Content 8 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g