Last Edit: Oct. 15, 2018, 12:08 a.m.

  1. Heat oil in pan until hot
  2. Add chopped onions and peppers. Cook until they get some color, then remove them from the pan.
  3. Cook beef until it gets some color on it. It will release quite a bit of liquid as it cooks, so you'll have to cook it on high until all the liquid is gone, then keep going until you are nicely browned. You'll end up with some fond in the pan which is good, but don't let it burn and turn black.
  4. Add the beer and all the cans of tomatoes, re-add the onions / peppers, and bring to a simmer.
  5. Add chili powder, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper to taste. Let it cook for a little bit after each time you add spices to let them blend in.
  6. Once it is getting close on spice, add the beans, lime juice, and cilantro. Let it cook a little more. Adding the beans now so they don't get overcooked.
  7. Add red pepper flakes to balance sweetness if needed.