In a large stockpot, cook the ground beef, onion, garlic and SPICES over medium high heat until the meat is browned and the onion is tender, 15 minutes or so, stirring occasionally. Stir in the beans, salsa and beer or beef broth, stir well, turn heat to low and let simmer until thickened and the flavors have melded, 1-2 hours. Stir in the lime juice just before serving. To serve, ladle the chili into bowls and garnish with sour cream, if desired.
Prep. time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8; Serving Size 11/2 cups (274g); Calories 240; Calories from fat 60; Total fat 7g; Cholesterol 35mg; Sodium 730mg; Carbohydrate 25g; Dietary Fiber 8g; Sugars 5g; Protein 19g.