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February 14, 2018
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California Lamb Chili

This incredibly delicious Lamb Chili is oh-so-easy to make and loaded with good-for-you fresh California produce. Get ready to meet your new favorite chili recipe!

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! This hearty winter chili is sure to make a #lambfan out of people who say they “don’t like” lamb.

California Lamb Chili

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 my lamb chili 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. Look for the vacuum seal.

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

Let’s make Lamb Chili step-by-step!

Pour in the olive oil and heat on high.

Sauté the onion in a skillet.

Sauté the onion and garlic until cooked and fragrant.

Add in the lamb and seasonings

Add in the ground lamb and seasonings.

Sauté until the pink is gone from the lamb

Sauté 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.

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

Lamb Chili

Boom! Tasty Lamb Chili!

Lamb Chili
Lamb Chili

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

California Lamb Chili

Susan the CA Grown Mom
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 2 T. Olive Oil
  • 1 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. Ground Lamb
  • 1/2 t. Turmeric
  • 1/2 t. Cumin
  • 1 t. Salt
  • 1 t. Pepper
  • 2 Cans Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Can Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 C. Beef Broth

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in a skillet. Add onions and sauté until translucent. Add garlic and sauté for about 30 more seconds.
  • Add lamb and seasonings. Sauté and crumble in skillet until lamb is no longer pink.
  • Transfer to a large stock put and add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for an hour.

Notes

Serve with chopped cilantro and sour cream if desired. 
Keyword Chili, lamb
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