Perfect Chili

I found this here. I made it and it was REALLY tasty. So we’re keeping it.

1 onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
4 large celery ribs, chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
3 T vegetable oil
2 lbs ground beef
1½ teaspoons jalapeno peppers, chopped
1 T ground cumin
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp onion salt
1 tsp Tabasco sauce (or to taste)
1 bay leaf
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 tsp Mrs. Dash
½ tsp red pepper flakes
½ c chili powder
⅔ c dark beer
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 T honey
1 c water
kidney beans (optional)
cheddar cheese (optional)
sour cream (optional)

In a large Dutch oven, stir fry the onion, green pepper, celery and garlic on medium in the vegetable oil until tender. Add the ground beef and cook until done, then drain fat. Return meat to pot, add remainder of ingredients (and kidney beans) and enough water to come to the top of the chili ingredients. Stir til mixed completely. Simmer on low heat, uncovered for at least 3 hours.

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