Beer Chilli con Carne


– In a large pot (no lid), fry 1 1/2 onions and 1 head of garlic in olive oil. Cook 2 minutes, before clear, then,

– Add 1 family pack ground beef / or 2 containers, (*can substitute vegetables for beef)

– When meat has browned, and fat is drained, add 3 tbsp chilli powder (to taste), 1tbsp cumin, 1 tsp oregano, a pinch of cayenne, and salt & pepper,

– Add 2 1/2 (28 oz) *cans chunky tomato sauce (*from a carton or glass container is better), 1 cup beef stock, and 1 cup stout beer,

– Bring to a boil, then simmer everything on low for 1 hour,

– Stir in 3 (15 oz) cans kidney beans,

semi-optional: add 1/2 tbsp olive oil, and 1/4 bar of 85% dark chocolate (do it!)

serve with Southern-style cornbread, sour cream and some shredded cheddar