3 lbs. of lean stewing beef 4 chorizo sausages removed from skins (optional). If using, brown with stewing beef before adding other ingredients. 2 medium onion finely chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic 8 tablespoons of oil 1 15 oz. can of tomato sauce 1/2 cup chili powder 1 can of beef broth or consommé 1/2 cup red wine 1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon vinegar 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 cups diced tomatoes
2 stalks finely chopped celery 1 small bell pepper finely chopped 1 large carrot finely chopped 2 teaspoons liquid smoke 2 oz. of chocolate (Mexican preferred). 1 large can of black or kidney
beans may also be added if you prefer. Drain and rinse beans before adding to pot.
Brown meat in oil. Add rest of ingredients and mix. Bring to a boil then simmer for 2 hours until meat is tender. Serve in deep bowls with a drizzle of sour
cream on top accompanied with fresh white bread or corn bread.