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S & B’s #LAMBorDay Chili

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S & B's #LAMBorDay Chili

Using ground mutton amplifies the flavor of this easy to make, and absolutely delicious chili!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course, Soup
Servings 8


  • 1 large pot
  • 1 stirring spoon
  • 1 colander
  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 sharp knife


  • 1 T. avocado or olive oil
  • 2 lbs S&B Bell Farms ground mutton
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 each bell peppers (any color), chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 T. salt
  • 2 T. ground black pepper
  • 2 T. chili powder
  • 1 T. celery seed
  • 1 T. paprika
  • 1 T. cumin
  • 3 15.5 oz cans chili beans **drain and rinse optional**
  • 2 14.5 oz cans stewed tomatoes
  • 1 quart tomato juice (homemade is best!)


  • Brown the ground mutton in the pot, and then drain
    raw ground mutton in pan with blue spoon
  • Chop the onion, garlic, and bell peppers and set aside
    chopped onion, garlic, and bell peppers
  • Return the mutton to the pot, and then add the chopped vegetables and stir. Let the vegetables sweat for approximately 5 minutes.
    ground mutton and onions, bell peppers, and garlic in pot
  • Add all seasonings, and stir well to combine. Continue stirring for a few minutes to be sure all the seasonings get warmed and fragrant.
    all seasonings added to pot
  • Add beans, stewed tomatoes, and tomato juice. Stir well and let simmer for at least 30 minutes. You could also put this in your crockpot on low for a few hours. Just remember that chili always tastes better the next day, once the flavors have time to marry!
    tomato juice jar adding to chili pot


For a little more heat, try adding 1 t. crushed red pepper to the spice mixture
Garnish with jalapenos, sour cream, cheese, or any of your favorite chili toppings!

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Christopher Wright

    Susan, it was a great privilege to run into you today at the farmers market on Peterson Drive. The sample of lamb chili you provided me was amazing and beyond my expectations and I have already shared my thumbs up approval with my daughter. The bonus was the recipe you made available which I hope to soon, knowing that it will fall tremendously short of that which you prepared. Knowing that you are the daughter of one of the best people I have ever had the honor to know will definitely go a long way in convincing me that I have now tasted the best lamb chili I will ever eat. Thank you for sharing and I look forward to trying your next amazing and delicious recipe.
    Respectfully I remain,
    Christopher Wright

    1. susan

      Chris, it was so wonderful to see you this weekend!! So glad you enjoyed the chili. I told mom you said hi 🙂

  2. Lisa

    Hi. Do you drain and rinse the chili beans before adding? I normally rinse my pinto and kidney beans when I make chili. But the recipe did not say drain chili beans first and since I don’t normally use chili beans., I did not. But now I’m hoping I didn’t mess up . I would recommend adding this to the Recipe if so.

    1. susan

      Hi Lisa – I didn’t 🙂

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