2 T corn oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 large garlic cloves, minced 1 lb ground beef 1 can diced tomatoes with juice 1 can black beans, rinsed, drained 1/4 cup Grandma's chili powder 1T freshly ground black pepper 1 T instant espresso powder 1 T ground cumin
Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Saute onion and garlic for about 5 minutes. Add ground beef to brown. Add tomatoes and beans and bring to a simmer. Mix in espresso powder, 1/4 cup chili powder, and cumin, reduce heat, cover, and simmer 30 minutes.
Serve with your favorite cornbread and Honeyed Butter.
For honeyed butter, mix 3T softened butter with 1 T honey until smooth. Spread on corn bread.
A zaguán is the entryway into a house. In typical Andalusian houses, the zaguán is a smallish, dark passage inside the doorway that leads in turn to the larger, light-filled interior patio. In Seville, in the heat of summer, zaguán doors are left open so that passersby can take refuge from the sun and heat for a moment before continuing on their way.
We live in the Sunset district of San Francisco, where the fog wins out over the sun most days, and the search for refuge from the heat is a distant memory. Even so, we would like to share our home with you and our stories of growing up in Seville and growing up in San Francisco.