Time: 30m prep, 2h cook (45m active, then simmering)

Serves: 8



  1. Add just enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan.
  2. Brown the meat, then remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. Add the onion, carrot, peppers, and remaining oil and cook until the mixture turns golden brown (~30 minutes).
  4. Add the garlic, black pepper, and fennel seeds and cook until the garlic is not burned yet.
  5. Add the chipotle peppers and tomato paste.
  6. Add the canned tomatoes, beans, and remaining spices.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer for at least an hour.
  8. Optionally add the optional ingredients and adjust seasoning.