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When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 325 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
On the stove-top, pre-heat a dutch oven. Chop meat and generously season on all sides with salt and pepper.
Add olive oil to dutch oven and brown beef on all sides – working in two batches as not to crowd the pan.
After browning the meat, add beer to the dutch oven and cover until it comes to a boil.
In a separate pan on the stovetop, add olive oil, onion and garlic and sauté until slightly browned and translucent. Add peppers and cook for about 10 minutes or until they begin to soften.
Add the onions and peppers to the meat and beer mixture. Then add the beans, tomatoes, chipotle peppers and seasoning. Cover with lid and let come to a simmer.
Transfer the dutch over to the Traeger grill and cook at 325 degrees F uncovered, for 3 hours or until the beef is extremely tender.
Add tomato paste and stir. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if needed.
Optionally, finely chop the chocolate bar and add to the chili at the last minute, stirring thoroughly. Enjoy!
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