Preparation / Directions:
In a lg skillet, over med heat, warm the oil. Add onions and cook,
stirring occasionally, until tender, about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile in a 4 to 5 qt. heavy flameproof casserole or Dutch oven over med
heat, combine beef and pork. Season with 2 T salt and cook, stirring
often, until meat has lost all its pink color and is evenly crumbled, about
Scrape onions into casserole with meats. Stir in chili powder, cumin,
oregano, cocoa, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. Cook, stirring, 5 minutes.
Stir in tomato juice and beef stock. Bring to a boil then lower heat and
simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour.
Taste, correct seasonings and simmer another 30 minutes or until chili is
thickened to your liking. Stir in garlic. To thicken chili further or to
bind any surface fats, stir in the optional cornmeal. Stir in the beans and
simmer another 5 minutes.