Ingredients...

    Meats
  • 1.3 lb lean burger
  • 1.3 lb steak in 1/4" to 1/2" squares
  • 1.3 lb pork tenderloin in 1/4" to 1/2" squares
  • note: experimenting with meat replacements is encouraged :)

    Secret Ingredient
  • 2 bottles of Black Shack Porter™ beer
  • (ie; not budweiser, if all you have is beer flavored water, don't bother, If substituting, try for a dark porter, the more flavor, the better)

    Veggies
  • 1 medium white onion, chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped garlic

  • Spices
  • chili powder (actual measure = 3.7 oz = 9 tbl, note: this is one of the keys, much more than most people would use)
  • white pepper
  • black pepper
  • red pepper (actual measure = 1 tbl)
  • cumin (actual measure = 1.5 tbl)
  • salt
  • paprika, I use hot hungarian paprika (actual measure = less than 1 tbl)
  • oregano, preferably mexican (i've gone without this ingredient w/o problem, actual measure = 1-2 tbl)

  • Tomato Based
  • 2 small cans of tomato paste
  • 1 large salsa 16-20 oz
  • 1 small can crushed tomato, optional

  • Miscellaneous
  • 1 can cooked black beans (can use pinto beans if preferred)
  • 1 package 8-12 oz, shredded cheese, recommend flat tasting cheese as in Monterey Jack, nothing sweet or really stringy