BBQ Beef Chili infused with Darrin’s Mandingo Warrior Coffee

There are a lot of things you can do with Darrin’s Coffee. I actually found this recipe for Coffee BBQ Beef Chili a couple of years ago when I was looking for a good recipe to shoot over to the Zionsville Farmers Market, Market Master. Not sure if she used it. But, my wife is a chili cookin’ machine, so you better believe that we at the Darrin’s Coffee household have. Hopefully I can talk my brother from another mother, Terrance Hill, Owner of T-Hill Smokehouse, into adding this into his arsenal. EVERY good cook needs an award winning chili recipe. And it’s even better if he/she has an Award Winning Coffee BBQ Chili recipe, with Darrin’s Coffee! Enjoy.

Prep time: 10 minutes (even longer if you wait to buy your weekly bag of coffee at Darrin’s Coffee)

Cook time: 10 minutes

Serves: 15 (8 high school football stars)

In short.  Awesome.


2/3 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 cup Kosher Salt

1/3 cup of espresso ground Mandingo Warrior or Moor

1/3 cup chili powder

1/3 cup smoked paprika

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 tablespoons granulated garlic

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Place all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and blend with a whisk.  Then put the meat in an airtight container.  Use 2 tablespoons per 1 pound of meat.  This makes 2 1/2 cups of rub.

This rub would be perfect for grilling or smoked meats. Ahem… Terrance Hill. You should listen! I’m just sayin’.



Coffee Chili