1 pound tough, fatty meat (leg of lamb, brisket, or flank steak)
2 red onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
3 jalapeños, halved and then sliced - keep the seeds in if you wish (we do)
1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp chipotle powder
1 tsp black pepper
3 limes, juiced
28 oz can fire roasted tomatoes and juice - Chop the whole tomatoes if necessary.
Adobo sauce from one can of chipotle chiles, 4 or so chipotles, chopped
2 cups chicken broth
Liquid Smoke - Use this at the end if desired. Just a few drops will do. Sometimes we omit this if the we're adding things like lamb bacon or something that is already bring a lot of smoke to the party.
When I think of chili, this is the only thing that comes to mind. The meat we use always varies depending on what is in the freezer at the time. We try to use high-fat cuts that add that extra yummy-factor that only fat can.