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Historic Jailhouse Chili




  1. Cook bacon until crisp; crumble. Season and brown sausage and ground beef; drain well. Reserve 1/4 cup of fat and sauté onion and garlic in large stockpot. Add bacon, meat, beer, tomato paste, tomato sauce, oregano, cumin and chili powder; simmer for 2 hours.
  2. Add beans and cook for 20 minutes more.
  3. Serve with grated cheese. If you like it hotter, add finely minced serrano chiles.

Source: August 1999 Gold Platter Award Recipe Contest


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