Chili - quick and easy

Recipe By : Phelan
Serving Size : 6
Preparation Time :2:00

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 lb ground beef
1 medium onion -- chopped
2 tablespoons garlic -- minced
2 16 oz cans kidney beans
2 14.5 oz can tomatoes, diced
1 6oz can tomato paste
3 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 lb bacon -- diced
12 oz beer
salt and pepper -- to taste
2 tablespoons oil -- veg or olive
2 tablespoons honey

Over high heat, brown the bacon until clear but not crispy. Remove bacon and leave the fat. In the bacon fat, cook the onions. Add the oil if necessary. When onion is clear, add the garlic and cook for a couple of minutes more. Do not brown the garlic. Remove the onions and garlic from the pot. Brown the meat. When done, add in the cooked bacon, onions and garlic. Add the remainer of the ingredients except the beer and honey. Add the beer if necessary to obtain the proper consistancy. Let simer for several hours before serving. Add the honey 30 minutes before serving.

Note: If using seasoned kidney beans or tomatoes, cut the amount of chili power to 1 tablespoon.