Okay, so this one may seem like an everything-but-the-kitchen-
3 lbs ground beef (or your choice of ground white meat)
1 large white onion, diced
2 bell peppers, seeded and chopped; 1 green, 1 red
3 (15 oz) cans chili beans, drained; can replace 1-2 cans with chili beans in spicy sauce
2 (28 oz) cans diced tomatoes, with juice
1 (10 oz) bag frozen corn kernels
1 (6 oz) tomato paste
1 cup beer
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon bacon bits
2 teaspoon garlic salt OR two cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon sugar
Salt and pepper, to taste
Hot sauce, to taste
1 (8 oz) package cheddar cheese, garnish
1 chili, chopped and seeded
- In a large stockpot, evenly brown meat and onions over medium-high heat until meat is cooked through, stirring often. Drain fat.
- Add in the (spicy) chili beans, tomatoes and paste, bell peppers, corn, bacon bits and beer. If using chili pepper and/or minced garlic, add in here. Stir well.
- Flavor with chili powder, cumin, sugar, and salt and pepper. If using hot sauce or garlic salt, use here. Stir, cover and simmer, on low heat, for 1-2 hours. (Flavor will get better the longer it cooks; after two hours taste and adjust seasoning if needed.)
- Remove from heat and serve or chill and serve the next day. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted fromAmerican Heart Association