1.Combine spice mixes in 2 separate containers. Set aside.
2.In a 5-quart Dutch oven, heat shortening over medium heat and cook beef until no longer pink. Add onions, peppers, tomato sauce, beer, beef broth, chicken broth and Spice Mix 1, and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 1/1/2 hours.
3.Stir in Spice Mix 2, chipotle sauce, maple syrup and Tabasco. Simmer 1/2 hour longer.
4.Adjust seasoning if needed. Enjoy!!!!
This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. It has not been tested for home use.
Recipe courtesy of Scott Shaffer from Charleston, WV, for the FoodTV.com Manly Man Chili Cook-Off