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September 24, 2013

Ultimate American Lamb Chili


Recipe Provided By
"The Curious Plate"
Prep Time

15 min

Cook Time

30 min

Total Time

45 min


4 to 6

American Lamb Chili in a pot with pumpkins in the background


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 medium green bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 pounds ground American Lamb
  • 2 cans stewed tomatoes
  • 2 cans medium-spice chili beans, drained
  • 1 can mild-spice chili beans, drained
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon celery seed
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • Sour cream, for garnish
  • Cheddar cheese, for garnish
  • Jalapeños, for garnish
  • Cornbread, for garnish


In a large pot over medium heat, add oil. Add garlic, green peppers, and onions; sauté for about 5 minutes. 

Once vegetables have softened, add American lamb; cook until lamb is no longer pink. Add tomatoes, chili beans, salt, pepper, chili powder, celery seed, paprika, and cumin; bring to simmer. 

Once bubbling, reduce heat to low; let sit for about 15 minutes. Serve with sour cream, cheese, jalapeños, and cornbread as desired.

USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters

Ground Lamb

Internal temperature of 160°F

All Other Cuts

Internal temperature of 145°F, with a 3 minute rest

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