2 tablespoons EVOO
2 to 3 slices smoky bacon, finely chopped
1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck (fattier) or sirloin (leaner)
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, eyeball it
2 tablespoons ancho chile powder or chili powder blend, a couple of palmfuls
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon smoked sweet paprika, a palmful
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano, lightly crushed in palm, about 1/2 a palmful
1 teaspoon allspice, 1/3 palmful
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, eyeball the amount in your palm
4 to 5 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 jalapeno chile peppers, seeded and finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
1 healthy pinch ground cloves
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 cups beef stock, plus extra for reheat
One 32-ounce can fire roasted crushed or diced tomatoes
One 14-ounce can red kidney beans, drained
One 14-ounce can tomato sauce
1 1/2 pounds bucatini or spaghetti
Finley chopped raw white, red or green onions
Pickled jalapeno slices
Chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
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