I have been working on a good chili recipe for a while. There is just something satisfying about all the meat and the Mexican spices. I grew up eating chili with beans and that was a hard habit to break. Well, I think the bacon and beer in this recipe help break the habit! I love Chilies in Adobo Sauce. It brings a deep smokey HEAT to the chili. Use it sparingly, a little goes a long way.
Brown beef (and pork) in a large pot. Drain and set aside. In same pot, cook bacon, onions, and bell pepper for about 8-10 minutes until vegetables are soft and bacon is crisp and its fat is rendered. Add garlic and jalapeno and cook for an additional minute. Add tomatoes and spices, including Adobo sauce and beer. (If using leftover roast, add now).
Simmer on low heat for at least 1 hour or cook in crock pot on low 4-5 hours. Taste for salt.
Serve with shredded cheese and REAL sour cream and Corn Bread.