In a dutch oven or heavy bottom pot, render the
Thick-Cut Bacon (3 slices)
over medium heat. Once crisp, remove and set aside.
Green Bell Pepper (1)
and saute in the bacon fat until soft, about 4 minutes.
Garlic (3 cloves)
and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Add in the
Chili Powder (2 Tbsp)
Spanish Smoked Sweet Paprika (1 Tbsp)
Dry Mustard (1 tsp)
Garlic Salt (1 tsp)
Ground Black Pepper (1 tsp)
80/20 Lean Ground Beef (1 lb)
Ground Pork (1 lb)
into the pot. Cook until browned, stirring often. This will take about 10 minutes depending on how big your pot is. Drain as much as you can as quickly as possible.
Ale Beer (1 bottle)
to deglaze. - if using a bitter beer use about half a bottle.
Canned Red Kidney Beans (1 can)
Canned Black Beans (1 can)
Canned Crushed Tomatoes (1 can)
and bring to a simmer. Reduce to low and allow to cook covered for at least 2 hours until thick and rich.
Just before serving, crumble in the reserved bacon and add
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (1 pinch)
Sour Cream (to taste)
Shredded Cheddar Cheese (to taste)