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In large soup pot over medium heat, add 1 T oil or bacon fat and sauté onion, garlic cloves, carrot and jalapeño for 5 minutes. Add the ground beef and continue cooking for 5 more minutes then add the spices, chipotle sauce and chili. Continue cooking until meat is done, then add tomatoes and black beans. Continue simmering another 20 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Add the molasses and check for consistency. If too thick, add stock or water. Taste for desired smoky flavor and spice, adding more chipotle sauce, molasses and salt and pepper if needed. Serve immediately with fresh lime wedges, cilantro and sour cream or any other favorite chili toppings. Serves 6.