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Total Time
2hrs 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

This is on yellowed paper from a dot matrix printer (remember those?) in my big black notebook. It has its own special taste - kids and adults both like it because it isn't too hot. Easy to make despite the long list of ingredients. Serve with bowls of shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and sliced scallions (including tops) or finely chopped white onion.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Crumble beef into a 5 to 6 quart pot and cook, stirring, until browned.
  2. Add onion and cook until soft.
  3. Drain off grease.
  4. Stir in tomatoes and their liquid, tomato puree, kidney beans, Worcestershire sauce, bitters, beer, garlic, red pepper flakes, Bay leaf, chili powder, coriander, cumin, thyme, oregano, and basil.
  5. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until chili is thick, about 2 hours.
  6. Taste seasoning and remove Bay leaves.
  7. Ladle into bowls and pass cheddar cheese, sour cream, and onions to spoon over individual servings.