Coors Light Chili


2 lb ground beef or sausage
1/2 cup diced onion
1 14-1/2 oz can chopped tomatoes with liquid
1 14 oz (?) can tomato juice
1 14 oz (?) can chili beans, with liquid
1/4 to 1/2 cup chili powder, depending on taste
1 T paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 T sugar
1 to 3 tsp red pepper, depending on taste
1 can Coors Light (or other beer)
salt and pepper to taste

Brown the meat with the onions. Drain off any fat. Add the tomato juice, chopped tomatoes and chili beans. Add spices and sugar, going easy on the chili powder and red pepper until you’ve had a chance to taste it. Allow to come to a low boil. Add the beer, allow to boil, and taste again to re-season if necessary. This, of course, can be made without the beer, but you may need to add water or additional tomato juice if the soup is too thick. Serve with celery spread with peanut butter.