Introducing Casablanca Chili From Ezra Cohen–McGill Graduate and Food Guru

Casablanca Chili From Ezra Cohen Montreal

In the spirit of the year’s two biggest holidays looming on the horizon, our very own Ezra Cohen, McGill University graduate and known food lover, has shared his vision for creating a healthy dish that can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Cooking large-scale meals for family holidays, like Christmas and Thanksgiving, is extremely exhausting, and sometimes takes more than an entire day! Since these gatherings are supposed to be focused more around family, sharing, and celebrating another year conquered, we wanted to share a recipe for our Casablanca Chili, but with a twist.

Casablanca Chili

We want you to put our all-natural Ezra Cohen peanut butter in chili! Yes, you read that correctly, we want you to use our nut butters in the chili, and let us say, it’s a game-changing elevation of traditional chili recipes. Keep reading below to discover how to craft this unique dish.


Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 3 cups cooked ham, cut into one-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 (9 ounces) package mango chutney
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Ezra Cohen peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 (15 ounces) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (16 ounces) can chili beans in spicy sauce
  • 2 (10 ounces) cans diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
  • Large Saucepan or Dutch Oven

Here’s How It’s Done

  1. Pre-heat on low, an extra-large saucepan or Dutch Oven
  2. Combine the diced ham, brown sugar, allspice, mango chutney, lime juice, and Ezra Cohen all-natural nut butter into the pan, stirring well until contents are thoroughly mixed
  3. Increase heat slightly, and then add the chili beans, chickpeas, raisins, and diced tomatoes, again stirring thoroughly to fully mix ingredients
  4. Raise temperature to medium-high heat, stirring continuously for 15-20 minutes, or until the mixture is heated through
  5. If needed, allow chili to cool for a couple of minutes, before serving

It’s a pretty simple recipe for an explosive result, and if following the above steps, you’ll be left with about 6 servings once it’s all said and done. The entire process, from prep to cooking, shouldn’t take you more than 30 minutes; this is a family-sized meal in less than an hour! We want everyone to enjoy the upcoming holidays, without the stresses of feeding everyone.

If you enjoyed this recipe, then check out our other posts, where Ezra Cohen Montreal breaks down some great ideas to incorporate tasty nut butter into your diet for a healthier, and tastier, experience. And don’t forget to pick up yourself a jar of your favorite nut butter!

Written by Ezra Cohen
Ezra Cohen, food aficionado and entrepreneur created his own line of nut butter. Always curious about new ways to consume nut butter, he shares all his new recipes on this blog! Don't hesitate to comment with your own tips and share online!