Created by dienia b on November 17, 2019
Step 1: Using a 1 1/2-gallon heavy pot,
Step 2: Melt bacon drippings.
Step 3: When hot, sauté onions and garlic cloves.
Step 4: Add ground beef and chili powder.
Step 5: Stir until meat is well browned.
Step 6: Add red wine (optional).
Step 7: Add salt, beef base( they called for 1 tablespoon ), tomatoes, ( they called for 4 cups ,chopped)bay leaf and sugar.
Step 8: Simmer chili meat, covered, for 20 minutes, stirring often.
Step 9: Add pinto beans to the meat.
Step 10: Simmer chili con carne for 1 hour, covered over low heat, stirring gently from time to time.
Step 11: Test for flavor