Full Flavor Amazing Chili

“OK I tend to think my recipe's are beyond better than most (dont we all??), but this chili is amazing. There is so much intense deep flavor going on. If anyone has any suggestions or additions, dont hesitate to post them. But this is far beyond the best chili ive ever made or eaten, and it gets those reviews from anyone who eats it. The spices are more guestimates, since I never measure - cook to your own taste.”
2hrs 20mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef in a large saute pan, until cooked through. Drain well and set aside.
  2. Wipe pan dry and brown bacon. Remove bacon, set aside, and drain out all but 1 tablespoon of bacon grease.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan. Saute onions, peppers and garlic until soft (about 10 min).
  4. Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add onions, peppers, garlic, meat and spices. Stir to combine, cook for about 3 minutes.
  5. Add bay leaf, tomatoes with liquid, tomato paste, beer, lime juice, and brown sugar, and crumbled bacon. Allow to cook until foam subsides, while stirring.
  6. Cover pot and lower heat to a simmer. Simmer covered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until thickened slightly.
  7. Drain and rinse beans. Add beans and 1 cup cilantro to pot. Check and adjust seasoning, if needed, with salt and pepper. Cook an additional 45 minutes to an hour, until thickened.
  8. **If not thickened enough, a mixture of cornstarch and water can be added, increasing heat and stirring constantly until thickened.
  9. Remove bay leaf, and serve with desired garnishes.

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