Cook ground beef and onion in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until meat is no longer meat and onion is softened. While it cooks, use a wooden spoon to crumble the meat into small chunks.
Add jalapeno, chili powder, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, cumin, and garlic powder. Cook for 1 minute, stirring to mix everything and toast the spices.
Add diced tomato, tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, beef broth, and apple cider. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. If too thick, add a little more water or beef broth.
Add beans and salt and pepper and simmer for 5 more minutes. Serve with desired toppings.
Yield: 4-6 servings