- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 Anaheim chile pepper, chopped
- 2 red jalapeno pepper, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1 pinch garlic powder, or to taste
- 2 beef bouillon cubes
- 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle light beer (such as Coors®)
- 1 (28 ounce) can crushed San Marzano tomatoes
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
- 1 (12 ounce) can tomato paste
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon chipotle pepper sauce
- 2 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 (16 ounce) cans dark red kidney beans (such as Bush's®)
- 1 cup sour cream
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir onion, bell pepper, Anaheim pepper, jalapeno peppers, and garlic in the hot oil until softened.
- Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; add Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder. Crumble bouillon cubes over beef and add beer. Continue to cook , scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet, until liquid is hot, about 3 minutes. Stir beef mixture into pepper mixture.
- Stir crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and wine to the beef mixture. Season with chili powder, 2 tablespoons cumin, brown sugar, pepper sauce, basil, paprika, salt, oregano, and black pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until meat and vegetables are very tender and flavors have developed in the chili, about 90 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Mix kidney beans into beef and vegetables. Continue to simmer until beans are hot, about 30 minutes more.
- Blend sour cream, cilantro, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cumin in a food processor until smooth. Serve sour cream mixture with chili.
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