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The Best Chili Ever

So this recipe has a balance of sugar, spice, and everything nice. The way the flavors come together is nothing short of a delicious surprise.
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  • 4 Tbs of good olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 Anaheim chile pepper chopped
  • 2 red jalapeno pepper chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pinch garlic powder or to taste
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 12 fluid ounce can or bottle light beer
  • 1 28 ounce can crushed San Marzano tomatoes
  • 1 14.5 ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 12 ounce can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup white wine 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 Tbs ground cumin
  • 1 Tbs light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs of dark brown sugar
  • 3 Tbs Mad Dog 357 Gold Edition
  • 2 1/2 Tsp dried basil
  • 1 1/2 Tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 1/2 Tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 Tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 16 ounce cans Bush dark red kidney beans


  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir onion, bell pepper, Anaheim pepper, jalapeno peppers, and garlic in the hot oil until softened.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; add Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder. Crumble bouillon cubes over beef and add beer. Continue to cook , scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet, until liquid is hot, about 3 minutes. Stir beef mixture into pepper mixture.
  • Stir crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and wine to the beef mixture. Season with chili powder, 2 tablespoons cumin, brown sugar, pepper sauce, basil, paprika, salt, oregano, and black pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until meat and vegetables are very tender and flavors have developed in the chili, about 90 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Mix kidney beans into beef and vegetables. Continue to simmer until beans are hot, about 30 minutes more.
  • Garnish with sour cream and cilantro. Do it. It gives it so much flavor.