Chili con carne is spicy, satisfying comfort food for the soul. Hearty beef, beans, peppers, and onions are slow simmered in a richly seasoned tomato sauce for a stick-to-your-ribs meal for the masses.
Add onion and continue to cook 5-7 minutes or until softened and golden.
Crumble in ground beef and cook until browned, 10 minutes.
Carefully drain off about half the fat, then add the spices. sugar, salt, pepper, and stir well. Cook for 2 mins.
Stir in the chiles, minced chipotle pepper, and bottle of beer.
Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
Uncover, add beans, and cook an additional 20 minutes. The chili should reduce a bit and have a nice thick consistency.
Spoon into bowls and sprinkle with garnishes if desired.