Heat bacon fat in a large pan over medium heat.
Add garlic and onion; saute until tender but do not burn.
Add the ground beef and cook until about medium (just long enough to brown most of the meat).
Once browned, add meat/garlic/onion mixture to the crock-pot.
In no particular order, add in the celery, bell pepper, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, cacao powder, chipotle peppers (if used) and spices.
Stir all ingredients well and set Crock-Pot to low and cook for 6-8 hours, stirring occasionally.
Serve and enjoy!
With the chipotle peppers, you can only use the adobo sauce if you prefer to keep the chipotle flavor with less heat. Using 100% cacao powder gives the chili a full, rounded flavor – similar to a mole. Be sure it is 100% and not containing any hidden sugars, soy lecithin or added cacao butter.
You can also add some garnish after.
Resource: pasturedkitchen.com, blog.emeals.com, myheartbeets.com