1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or 1 tablespoon hot salsa or picante sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
One 15-ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
One 15-ounce can dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 large green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and coarsely chopped
Saute the onions and garlic in oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes with their liquid, the beer, chili powder, cumin, hot sauce, and salt (if desired).
Simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes. Stir in the beans and green pepper; simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes longer.