Winter Woods Chili



  1. In 4- to 6-quart Dutch oven cook bacon and beef, half at a time, over medium heat until beef is brown.
  2. Drain fat.
  3. Reduce heat.
  4. Add onions and half of the garlic and cook and stir until onion is tender.
  5. Add undrained tomatoes, beans, and 1 tablespoon of the chili powder and simmer, covered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  6. Stir in remaining garlic, remaining chili powder, and vinegar.
  7. Cook, covered, for 1 hour.
  8. Add enough water for desired consistency.
  9. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  10. Top each serving with cheese, oregano, and bacon.