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