Start before you go to work and come home to ready to go deliciousness. Just a touch of heat.
1 lb medium ground beef or sirloin
1 tablespoon of oil
1 tablespoon of butter
2 small cans or 1 large of chopped tomatoes (roasted if you can find them)
1 small can of tomato paste
1 onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, died
1 chopped carrot
1 sweet pepper, diced
1 celery stalk (with leaves if possible), diced
1 tsp. fresh or dried parsley or chives (optional)
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. black or white pepper
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 can of beer
2 tsp. white sugar
1 can mixed beans, drained and well rinsed
1 can Romano beans, drained and well rinsed
Brown ground beef and drain.
Add butter and oil and then add onions, celery, and carrots and cook 3-5 minutes, then add garlic, hot pepper, and sweet pepper and cook for another few minutes.
Add beans and spices and mix well.
Add beer and cook 5 minutes until somewhat evaporated. Add remaining ingredients.
Transfer to slow cooker and cook on high for 3-4 hours, low for 4-6 hours, or simmer on stove for 1.5-2 hours, covered.
Serve in bread or tortilla bowls (brush corn tortillas with veg. oil and season with salt and pepper and put in bowls and bake at 425 for 12-15 min) with green salad and cornbread.
Garnish with sour cream or shredded cheddar cheese.
Better the next day! Freezes well.