Well anyways, the proverbial "straw that broke the camel's back" was chili. Not just any chili, but this chili. It's perhaps one of the most soul warming soup dishes I've ever made. And I had to share it with you!
Here's what you need:
Vegetable oil, minced garlic, 2 medium onions, 1 lb. ground beef, 1 lb. cubed sirloin, 1 bottle of dark beer, 1 cup of strong coffee, beef broth, brown sugar, cocoa powder, chili powder, cumin, italian seasoning, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, kidney beans, chipotle peppers in adobo, salt, pepper
Heat 2 Tbsp. of vegetable oil in a large soup pot.
Chop up 2 medium onions.
Add the ground beef, cubed sirloin, chopped onions, and 3 cloves of minced garlic to the heated oil. Cook for about 10 minutes until the meat is browned.
When the meat is browned add one 14 oz. can of diced tomatoes, juice and all.
Now we're going to add in all of our spices: 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 3 1/2 Tbsp. of chili powder, 1 Tbsp. cumin, 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder, 1 tsp. Italian seasoning, 1 tsp. salt. Add it all in.
Now we're going to add in the secret weapon. Chipotle chilies.
Chop up two and add them in. Attractive looking aren't they?
Now add in two of the 4 cans of kidney beans. Simmer for an hour and half.
When an hour and half has gone by, add in the other two cans of kidney beans. Simmer for another 30 minutes. Trust me....it's all worth the wait.
When it done, serve with a nice dollop of sour cream and enjoy!!