Colorado Lamb Chili for a Crowd
This hearty and spicy stew is wonderful with fresh rolls and your favorite green salad.
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
Makes12 servings (4-1/2 quarts)
- 2 pounds lamb stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 4 tablespoons canola oil, divided
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 2 large sweet yellow peppers, chopped
- 8 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cans (30 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 cans (28 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium beef broth
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
- Sliced green onions, chopped tomatoes and corn chips, optional
- In a stockpot, brown lamb in 2 tablespoons oil. Remove and set aside.
- In the same pan, saute onions and peppers in remaining oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the beans, tomatoes, broth, oregano, chili powder, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, cumin and fennel. Return lamb to the pan.
- Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until lamb is tender. Garnish servings with onions, tomatoes and corn chips if desired.
Serve immediately or cool and freeze in a freezer container for up to 3 months. To use frozen chili: Thaw in the refrigerator. Transfer to a large saucepan; heat through, adding water to thin if desired. Garnish each serving with green onions, tomatoes and corn chips if desired.