Lamb Chili

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 60 min.
Total: 1 hr. 15 min.
Texas hill country is known for its chili. This version includes lamb, chiles, and a bottle of beer to boot.


  • 1 pound ground boneless leg of lamb
  • 3 cups yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 oz spice mix
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes with chilies, undrained (10 oz each)
  • 2 oz tomato paste
  • 1 12-oz. bottle beer
  • 2 cups diced sausage
  • water, as needed
  • Spice Mix2 Tbs freshly ground cumin
  • 1 Tbs freshly ground oregano leaves
  • 1 Tbs dehydrated garlic
  • 2 tsp kosher salt or more to taste
  • 1 Tbs Ancho chili powder
  • 2 tsp chili powder


  • In a large rondeau pan, cook ground leg of lamb over medium-high heat until browned. Drain fat and set meat aside.
  • In same rondeau, sauté onions over medium-high heat until translucent. Add spice mix and stir, continuing to sauté for 2 minutes. Add canned tomatoes and tomato paste and stir. Pour in beer and reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Add ground lamb and sausage and continue to simmer for 45 minutes to an hour.
  • If chili is too thick, water or chicken stock may be added. Add slowly and continuously until proper consistency is achieved.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 229
  Calories from Fat 112 (49%)
(19%)Total Fat 13g
(16%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(16%)Cholesterol 48mg
(39%)Sodium 940mg
(15%)Potassium 528mg
Total Carbohydrate 9g
(9%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(34%)Protein 17g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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