James Baigrie
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
1 Hour
Yield
Makes 2 1/2 quarts

This chili is also delicious made with ground chicken, turkey, or pork instead of--or combined with--the beef. You can also omit the meat entirely. I like using a combination of any of the following beans: navy, great Northern, cannellini, black, garbanzo, adzuki. Use canned beans with low or no sodium.

How to Make It

Heat oil in a large heavy saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat; add onion. Reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until tender. Add bell pepper, and cook 5 minutes. Add chipotle pepper and garlic; cook about 1 minute. Add beef and next 5 ingredients. Stir in beer, and simmer about 2 minutes. Stir in Worcestershire sauce and next 4 ingredients. Bring to a low boil, and reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes. Add beans, stir, and continue to simmer 10 minutes or until liquid has reduced slightly. Remove bay leaf. Garnish, if desired.

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