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.
Add beans and cook for 20 minutes more.
Serve with grated cheese. If you like it hotter, add finely minced serrano chiles.
Source: August 1999 Gold Platter Award Recipe Contest