Preparation / Directions:
"We often have chili cook-offs at our church, so we trade lots of different
recipes. I was always mixing and matching ingredients and experimenting,
trying to come up with an original recipe that would be a little different.
That's how I developed this one, and I never fail to get compliments on it!
~ Sally Grisham In a large kettle or Dutch oven, cook bacon until crisp;
remove to paper towel to drain. Drain all but 3 Tbsp. drippings. Brown
stew meat in the drippings. Add onions and garlic; cook until onions are
soft. Return bacon to kettle. Add all the remaining ingredients except
kidney beans and cheese. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer
until beef is tender, about 3-4 hours. Add beans and heat through. Top each
serving with chees