Mmm, chili. If you prefer yours a little more mild, just leave out the cayenne.
3 Meat 5 Alarm Chili
-1 lb bacon ends (or regular bacon), sliced
-1 lb ground pork
-1 lb ground beef
-1 onion, chopped
-3 cloves (or 1.5 tsp) garlic, diced
-2 or 3 hot peppers (I used serrano), chopped
-2 sweet potatoes, diced
-2 bay leaves
-1/4 c chili powder
-1 tbsp oregano
-2 tsp black pepper
-2 tsp salt (or to taste)
-2 tsp cayenne pepper
-1 tsp cinnamon or allspice (or both--that's what I did)
-1 tsp cumin
-1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
-1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
-1 8 oz can El Pato jalapeño salsa
In a large pot, cook bacon over medium heat until crispy (or to taste). Add pork and beef, cook until browned. Add onion, garlic, peppers, and sweet potato, and mix thoroughly. Add all seasonings, and mix thoroughly. Finally, add the crushed and diced tomatoes and the El Pato, mix thoroughly, reduce heat to medium-low/low, cover and simmer for at least 1 hour, preferably 2 or 3 to really let those flavors simmer.
And if you really want to spice things up (as we, of course, did), garnish with some Blair's Death Sauce (I really like Original Death and After Death). Or a different (and clearly inferior) hot sauce.