Total Time
24hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 24 hrs

The day before I gave birth to my son, I made this dish to enter into a chili contest at my husband's work. We won second place, even though we were unable to attend because I was in the hospital giving birth at that point! It takes a little bit of effort to make, but once all the ingredients are in, it's just a matter of waiting for the flavors to meddle. If I can make this dish 9 months pregnant, anyone can! Well worth the effort!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Chop onion and garlic, and cook over medium-low heat in 2 TB of oil until translucent. Remove.
  2. Sprinkle stew meat with Worcestershire sauce and coat in flour. Add to pan, with remaining oil and cook over medium-high heat until edges are brown; remove.
  3. Deglaze pan with chicken stock, and add chocolate to melt. Add beer (slowly! It may foam a bit), chipotle peppers in adobo, tomatoes, onions, garlic, meat and spices.
  4. Stir, cover, and let simmer on low for 4 hours.
  5. Add crushed tortillas to thicken sauce.
  6. Stir in beans and allow to simmer an additional 2 hours.
  7. Refrigerate overnight. Reheat and serve.