California Lamb Chili

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California Lamb Chili

February 14, 2018
CA Grown Mom

Susan Phillips

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California Lamb Chili

Welp, you are in luck.

Not only is February a month for lovers, it’s a month for those of us who love lamb! Check out the California Sheep Commission’s Like, Share & Win promotion to enter to win the Lamb Lovers’ Gift Bag full of lamb swag! Win Win! The promotion is running through the month of February. You can enter here.

 

What’s even better?  This chili is easy to prepare and downright tasty!  

It’s a great dish to bring to a potluck or make for a hearty weeknight dinner.

 

I like to serve mine with a crusty french bread, toasted and slathered in garlic butter.  The perfect accompaniment to this nourishing chili.

 

Of course, we start with the BEST ingredient:  Superior ground lamb!  I picked mine up at my neighborhood Save Mart and it was a fresh as could be.  I prefer the vacuum seal.

 

I love my cast iron skillet for cooking chili.  The heaviness of the pan helps distribute all the flavors and evenly heats the ingredients to cook together beautifully.  

Pour in the olive oil and heat on high

 

Saute the onion and garlic until cooked and fragrant

 

Add in the ground lamb and seasonings

 

Saute until all the pink is gone from the lamb

 

Add in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, garbanzo beans, and beef broth and simmer for an hour.

 

Boom!  Tasty Lamb Chili!

 

If you love lamb then you definitely need to work this into your menu.  Especially this month… the month for Lamb Lovers!

 

Here is the recipe for ya…

California Lamb Chili
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 T. Olive Oil
  2. 1 Yellow Onion, diced
  3. 4 Cloves Garlic, minced
  4. 1 lb. Ground Lamb
  5. 1/2 t. turmeric
  6. 1/2 t. cumin
  7. 1 tsp. salt
  8. 1 tsp. pepper
  9. 2 cans diced tomatoes
  10. 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  11. 3/4 C. beef broth
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a skillet. Add onions and saute until translucent. Add garlic and saute for about 30 more seconds.
  2. Add lamb and seasonings. Saute and crumble in skillet until lamb is no longer pink.
  3. Transfer to a large stock put and add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for an hour.
Notes
  1. Serve with chopped cilantro and sour cream if desired
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Here is another Chili recipe we just featured:

Black Bean Turkey Chili

 

 

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