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Lonesome Dove Chili

Contributed by Kelly


1  pound  ground sirloin
1  onion -- chopped
1  clove  garlic -- minced
1  can  diced fresh tomatoes
1  can  diced tomatoes with chiles (rotel)
2  cans  tomato sauce
1  bottle  beer -- (honey lager works well)
dash  pepper
dash  garlic salt
dash  oregano
dash  sugar or honey
dash  red pepper
4  tablespoons  chili powder
1 tablespoon  cumin powder
1 can  chili hot beans or pinto beans, drained
1 can  light red kidney beans, drained

Brown beef, onions and garlic together. Sprinkle with pepper.  Drain off any excess fat. Pour in tomato sauce, tomatoes and beer. Add spices. (adjust spices to personal preference) Simmer for an hour. Add beans and heat another 15 minutes.