Heat oil in heavy large Dutch oven over medium-high heat
Add onions and garlic. Sauté until onions are translucent,
about 8 minutes.
Add chuck and sauté until brown, about 5-8 minutes.
Add chili powder, cumin, basil, oregano and thyme. Stir 2
Mix in crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, beer and tomato
Simmer until thickened to desired consistency, stirring
occasionally to prevent sticking, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
Mix in beans. Simmer 5 minutes.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve with chopped onions, grated cheddar cheese and
(Can be prepared 3 days ahead. Refrigerate until cold, then
cover. Rewarm over low heat before serving.)