Take care handling any hot peppers, but if you are using fresh habaneros you want to be fugu fish careful. Be cautious when handling the jarred ones as well (being presliced, they&39;re easier to deal with) because you don&39;t want even traces of this stuff undiluted on your skin, much less in your eyes, or directly on anything that might find its way into the eyes or mouths of your family, friends, or basically anybody but your worst enemy. I use disposable food service gloves to prepare them.
Place oil and beef in a Dutch oven or similar large pot and cook over low heat until browned, stirring in the 3 oz of tequila and beer along the way
If using the legal age variant, drink the other 11/2 oz tequila
Stir in the garlic
Make a mixture of the flour and chili powder, and slowly add it to the pot, stirring constantly
Add molasses... stir
Add cumin and oregano by rubbing them between the palms of your hands... stir
Add peppers and remaining spices... stir
Add 1 quart of the beef broth, stir
Bring to a slow boil for a 1/2 hour or so, stirring often, then lower heat and simmer, stirring occasionally
Do not be worried if meat sticks a bit to the bottom of the pot, just make sure to scrape those parts up when stirring (a wooden spoon is good for this)... those bits add flavor ;)
At some point a few hours into the simmering when a good bit of broth has cooked away, allow the chili to come to room temperature, then place in fridge for a few hours until cold (if you are in a hurry, this step can be skipped, but I think it helps)
After the chili is chilled (overnight works well for this), resume cooking over low heat
When nearly at chililike consistency, add the remaining beef broth; this process can be repeated with more broth to extend cooking time to as long as you see fit (it&39;s pretty hard to overcook chili)
Cook until at proper chili consistency again, and serve
Serve as you see fit, some favored methods include in a bread bowl made from a scoopedout roll, or over rice, or with a side of beans.
By the way, if you find chili or any other spicy food too hot, try to resist the urge to douse the fire with water, eating bread or crackers will cut the heat much more effectively. Some people swear by milk as well, but I&39;d rather just live with the fire in my mouth than resort to that.
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