What you will need:
1 pound bacon, diced
1 pound ground beef (or any other ground meat, really)
1 large can tomato sauce
1 large can diced or whole tomato
1 can black beans
1 can mixed beans
1 can corn kernels
Note: Aside from the meat, you can pretty much put any combination of things into your chilli
2/3 cup of your favourite whisky (I used a Canadian spiced whisky)
1/3 cup of maple syrup
5 tsp. chilli powder
1 tsp. each salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and oregano (adjust to taste)
1. Start by cooking the bacon in a large frying pan. It will need to be big enough to handle the pound of beef as well. Cook the bacon about 2/3 of the way through then add the beef.
2.Stir and continue to brown until the beef is thoroughly cooked and the bacon is nicely crisped. Drain the excess oil (very carefully) and transfer your manly meat mixture into a slow cooker.
You could use a large pot, but I prefer slow cooking my chilli because you can cook the meat then let it cook all day long, filling your house with delicious chilli aroma.
I would have liked to get some more photos of this recipe, but it was made for family and we did not have our camera around when it was being enjoyed.