In large pot, heat oil. Saute onion until transluscent, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and saute 2 minutes more. Add tomatoes, enchilada sauce, beer, beans, cumin and chili powder. Bring to boil. Simmer, partially covered, until slightly thickened and flavors have mingled, about 1 hour on the stovetop. (You can cook this all day in the crockpot.).
Serve with toppings.
If freezing, divide into dinner portions suitable for your family. Cool, label and freeze. To serve: Defrost and reheat. Serve with cheddar cheese, sour cream and chopped cilantro. Shepherd’s bread with butter is a great accompaniment.
* If you’d like, you can omit the beer, just add water or broth if the chili is too thick without the beer.