Sorry for the late response...I'm only on DC when I'm at work!
But anyways, here is the winning recipe. It's pretty much the same as the recipe I posted at first, but with a few changes based on what was available in my grocery store. The changes I made to the original are bold
The chocolate bar was a last-minute tip from my dad, a C.I.A. graduate, whom I often ask for food advice.
12 oz. breakfast sausage
2 teaspoons oil
3 pounds sirloin steak
, cut into small pieces
1 medium onion, finely chopped
can beef broth
1/4 teaspoon oregano
3 tablespoon cumin
7 cloves garlic
4 tablespoons New Mexico chili powder
5 tablespoons regular chili powder
1 can (8 ounces) Tomato Sauce
1 can (10 ounces) Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
9 dried chile peppers, boiled 30 min. and pureed
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 can chicken broth
1 teaspoon Tabasco Pepper Sauce
2 teaspoon brown sugar
juice of one lime
Hershey's Chocolate Bar
Brown breakfast sausage, set aside. Heat oil in a pot, and brown the beef. Add the onion and beef broth to cover the meat. Add the breakfast sausage. Boil for 15 minutes. Add oregano and half of the cumin. Reduce heat to a light boil, and then add the garlic. Combine the chile powders into a mixture, then add half of that mixture, and cook 15 minutes. Add the tomato sauce and diced tomatoes with the puree from the dried peppers. Add the chicken broth for the desired consistency. Cook for one hour, stirring often. Add the remaining chile powder mixture and the remaining cumin, and simmer for another 25 minutes on low to medium heat. Turn up the heat to a light boil, and add the Tabasco, cayenne pepper, brown sugar, lime juice, and chocolate bar.