Note: The heat of chili depends on the chili powder you use. Use mild for light heat, and hot for fire.
1. In a large stockpot or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Pat beef dry with paper towels, season it with salt and pepper, and add to pot. Cook until browned on all sides, stirring frequently, about 4 minutes.
2. Add onions, jalapenos, chipotles, and garlic to pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft, about 5 minutes.
3. Add chili powder, paprika, cumin, and oregano and stir until well incorporated, 1 minute. Add diced tomatoes and beer and stir for 1 minute more, scraping up anybrowned bits that have accumulated on bottom of pot.
4. Add lime juice and enough beef broth so that liquid just covers beef. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, partially covered, and stirring occasionally, until meat is very tender (you should be able to shred it with a fork).
5. Add masa harina or cornmeal to pot and stir to incorporate. Cook, uncovered, for another 8 to 10 minutes, to thicken chili, stirring occasionally.
6. Serve hot. Ladle chili into bowls. If using, serve with side bowls of choppedcilantro, Cheddar cheese, and lime wedges.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, January - February 2009