This is great stuff. I give it 5 stars, not that it's the best chili ever, necessarily, but it belongs up there with the handful of best chili recipes. I made this pretty much as written. My beef was 85% lean (not sure if it was chuck or not), and a tad over 2 pounds. The beer used was a bottle of Corona Light. I also opted to add the red pepper flakes, which I crushed at home from a bag of dried "whole chile pequin" I had. The smell while cooking was tantalizing, so I had a bowl soon after it was done. The beer taste was pretty noticeable and I didn't like that. So I refrigerated the rest, and on the 3rd, 4th and 5th days had the rest. It really does get better! The beer taste faded into the background, and the spices and heat really developed wonderfully. It made 7 fairly big bowlfuls for me. The chili has a bit of liquid in it (I see that some reviewers complained about that), but not at all too much, in my opinion. It is a very nice blend of textures and flavors, and is pretty hot if you make it with everything listed. I made it again today, and look forward to enjoying it in a couple of days. Thanks for a great chili recipe!
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This is great stuff. I give it 5 stars, not that it's the best chili ever, necessarily, but it...