Chili, Jamie's Award-Winning



  1. Add the olive oil to a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the onions and peppers and saute until soft, about 4 minutes.

  2. Add the garlic and saute until just fragrant.

  3. Stir in the beef and sausage, breaking it up with the back of a wooden spoon, and cook until browned, about 6 minutes.

  4. Drain the beef mixture through a colander. Add it back to the Dutch oven and stir in the chili powder, cumin and oregano.

  5. Cook for about 2 minutes.

  6. Stir the tomato paste into the beef mixture; this will "toast" it and give the chili more flavor.

  7. Add the beer and stir up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan.

  8. Bring to a simmer, and then add the diced tomatoes and beans.

  9. Simmer on medium-low for 2 hours, stirring on occasion to keep the bottom from sticking.

  10. Top with shredded cheese, sour cream and chopped green onions before serving.