4 slices thick cut bacon finely chopped
1 large onion finely chopped
1 clove garlic minced
3-4 pounds lean chuck roast cut in small pieces
1/4 cup flour
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons smoked Spanish paprika
1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon Garlic powder
Salt and pepper
2 cans (14.5 oz) crushed fire roasted tomatoes
2 cans 8 oz tomato sauce
12 ounces beer
1 teaspoon Worcestershire
Step 1: In a large, heavy bottomed pot over medium high heat cook bacon, stirring until it just begins to brown, about 4 minutes.
Step 2: Add onion, lower heat to medium, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, 4 - 7 minutes. Uncover pan, stir in garlic, and cook 1 minute.
Step 3: Season beef with flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Step 4: Increase heat to medium-high and add beef. Stir 6 - 8 minutes.
Step 5: Stir in spices and 1 tsp. salt cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef, and Worcestershire and bring to a boil.
Step 6: Reduce heat to medium-low, cover partially, and cook 1 hours or until meat is tender.
Step 7: If you use beans add them and cook 10 minutes uncovered. Season to taste with additional salt.