Fill metal bowl with hot water, place dried chiles in the water, let soak for 15 minutes. Brown meat and onions, drain. Return meat to the pot and add Cilantro, Cumin, Chili Powder, Black Beans, Diced Tomatoes, Tomato Paste, Beef Base and Sugar stirring over low heat.
Drain the Chiles, reserving the liquid. Place the chiles including the Jalapeno into a blender or food processor. Use reserved liquid to blend until smooth but not watery. Pour mixture into pot. Add Black Pepper and Salt, to taste.
Simmer uncovered for at least 1 hour. You can adjust the thickness by simmering longer or by adding more of the reserved liquid. Serve with Corn Bread, chopped onions, cheese, sour cream.