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CHILI
BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse Recipe

1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork
2 cups diced onion (1 medium onion)
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
2 cups water
1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 (15 oz.) cans pinto beans (with liquid)
1 (15 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
1 (12 oz.) bottle Bass Pale Ale

Garnish:
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chopped green onion

To make chili:  Brown ground meats in a large saucepan over medium heat. Drain off excess fat.Add onion, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, thyme, black pepper, cayenne and spices and saute’ for an additional 5 minutes.  Combine flour with water and add mixture to pan. Add remaining ingredients, bring chili to a simmer and then let it simmer uncovered for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.

To Serve:  Put 1 1/4 cups of chili in a bowl or in a carved-out round of sourdough bread. Mix shredded cheeses and then top chili with 1/4 cup of the cheese blend, a tablespoon of sour cream and a tablespoon of chopped green onions on top.