Cook bacon in large stock pot over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring often.
Add the onion and cook for 3-5 minutes. Add green pepper and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Scrape the bottom of the pan and pour in wine to release crispy bits from pan. Allow to evaporate, about 1 minute.
Add meat and cook thoroughly, stirring throughout, about 8 minutes. Add Dei Fratelli Diced Tomatoes and Dei Fratelli Tomato Sauce. Combine well.
In a small mixing bowl combine salt, sugar, chili powder and flour. Mix until fully blended. Add dry seasoning mix to the pot and stir in well.
Add the beans and the bay leaf. Stir in gently taking care not to smash the beans.
Bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer. Cover with a lid and cook for about 70 minutes. Remove bay leaf before serving.
Garnish with sour cream, cheese, diced onion or hot peppers. If a spicier chili is desired, stir in several dollops of hot sauce before covering on the simmer.