I've been woking on my chili recipe for a few years now, it seems to be in constant flux, a work in progress if you will. To date, this is the best combination so far: Mick's Chili 3 qts. 2 lbs. Lean ground beef brown and drain 2 lbs. Lean steak cubed brown and drain Add: 1 cup chili powder 1 1/3 TB paprika 2 tsp. Cayenne pepper 2TB ancho chili powder 2 TB oregano 4 tsp. Salt 4 or 5 shakes of garlic powder 2 10oz. Cans Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles 2 bottles of beer 3 or 4 shots of tequila Cover and simmer 30 to 40 minutes. Add 2 15oz. Cans Ranch Style Brand Original Texas Beans, rinsed. Simmer 30 minutes. Chopped onions and shredded cheese for top. This chili freezes very well and tastes even better the next day. I usually use Red Tail or Fat Tire Ale, or whatever I have handy, since I don't drink any of the standards (Coors, Bud, Miller, crap like that) I cannot attest to the quality of chili made with the lighter beers. Enjoy.