Saturday, February 5, 2011


This chili is delicious.  Seriously good.  Jason made this for me and I wanted to eat it for 3 meals a day.  I refrained.


1 onion diced
1 lb ground lamb

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 cloves garlic
3 Tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp sugar
1 bay leaf

1 can diced tomatoes with juice
2 cans black beans rinsed
1/2 bottle Moose Drool brown ale (or any brown ale)
1 tsp red wine vinegar

--In a dutch onion, heat a tablespoon or so of oil and add the onions and lamb.  Saute until lamb is cooked through.

--Next add the seasonings (red pepper flakes, dried basil, cumin, cinnamon, garlic, chili powder, dried oregano, cocoa powder, sugar and bay leaf) and cook for 2-3 minutes.

--Add the tomatoes with the juice, black beans and beer and simmer covered for 30-40 minutes

--Add a splash of red wine vinegar at the end

Garnish with whatever you like.  We had shredded cheddar on hand and just used that.  Cilantro or a cilantro crema would have been delicious.  Enjoy!

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