This chili packs a wallop, so take it easy with the hot ingredients at first. Serves 6 to 8.
- This chili is pretty hot, so it helps to add some of the chili powder after tasting the finished product. Just simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes when adding chili powder at the end.
- Try to find New Mexico chili powder for this recipe; the results are incomparable. Note that most "chili powder" has oregano, garlic, and other ingredients in it; New Mexico chili powder is just dried, powdered chili.
- Heat the bacon in a large pot over medium heat. Cook until the bacon starts to get slightly brown but not crisp.
- Add the beef, jalapenos, and garlic and cook until the beef starts to brown lightly. Add the chili powder, oregano, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, beer and one cup water.
- Simmer over medium-low heat for 1 1/2 hours, then stir in the flour. Add the sugar and cook for another 30 minutes and it's ready to serve.