Jim Kaczmarek's Chili Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 3 pounds beef chuck
<br>- 2 1/2 cups chopped onions
<br>- 5 cloves garlic, minced
<br>- 2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
<br>- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
<br>- 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer
<br>- 5 tablespoons chili powder
<br>- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
<br>- 1 tablespoon paprika
<br>- 2 tablespoons ground cumin
<br>- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
<br>- 4 tablespoons beef bouillon granules
<br>- 2 bay leaves
<br>- 1 tablespoon salt
<br>- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
<br>- 2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans, drained
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Place meat in freezer until slightly frozen.  Cut into 1/4 to 1/2 inch cubes.
<br>step 2: In a large skillet over medium heat, brown meat until it turns gray.  Stir in onions and garlic.  Cook until onions are tender, about 5 to 10 minutes.
<br>step 3: Cut up canned tomatoes, reserving juice; combine in a 6 quart cooking pot with tomato sauce, beer, chili powder, oregano, paprika, cumin, brown sugar, beef base, bay leaves, salt, and pepper.  Bring to a slow boil over high heat.  Add meat mixture, and reduce heat to low.  Simmer, uncovered, for 2 to 3 hours.
<br>step 4: Mix in pinto beans.  Simmer for 1/2 hour longer.  Taste, and adjust seasonings if desired.
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Ingredients
- 3 pounds beef chuck
- 2 1/2 cups chopped onions
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer
- 5 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons beef bouillon granules
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans, drained

Directions
step 1: Place meat in freezer until slightly frozen. Cut into 1/4 to 1/2 inch cubes.
step 2: In a large skillet over medium heat, brown meat until it turns gray. Stir in onions and garlic. Cook until onions are tender, about 5 to 10 minutes.
step 3: Cut up canned tomatoes, reserving juice; combine in a 6 quart cooking pot with tomato sauce, beer, chili powder, oregano, paprika, cumin, brown sugar, beef base, bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Bring to a slow boil over high heat. Add meat mixture, and reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 to 3 hours.
step 4: Mix in pinto beans. Simmer for 1/2 hour longer. Taste, and adjust seasonings if desired.

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