Bry's Chocolate Lamb Chili

Bry's Chocolate Lamb Chili

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"Chocolate and lamb in chili? Of Course!!! This is a wonderful chili recipe, concocted by my son Bryan. We use Icelandic lamb because it is really lean. Lean lamb is a must."


40 m servings 366 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 366 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 16.4 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.8g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 22.6 g
  • 45%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 1052 mg
  • 42%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large pot, cook onions and ground lamb in olive oil over medium heat.
  2. When onions are soft and meat browned, season with red pepper flakes, basil, cumin, cinnamon, garlic, chili powder, dried oregano, cocoa powder, sugar, and bay leaf, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 1 or 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and beans. Increase heat to bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.
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  1. 34 Ratings


This is a FABULOUS spice mix! I've made this recipe a half dozen times, so finally made up a pint jar with the spices (multiplied the spices by 10, combined, and stored in labeled mason jar). ...

The flavor of this dish isn't for everyone but I loved it. The addition of the cocoa powder added an extra layer of flavors to the dish that you don't find often in most chilis. I would defini...

My husband loved this but there was something very weird about it. I didn't care for it at all. I would want a lot more tomatoes and less beans. Maybe it was the beans I used but there was a ...

This was good and spicy! We actually raise our own lambs for eating so we have ground lamb availble in our freezer (sorry to those who couldn't find it, it's so good with it!). I actually added...

We really liked this recipe and I will certainly make it again. The cinnamon and the cocoa powder add a very subtle and Mexican flavor to this simple and quick dish. I used two cans of kidney ...

Very tasty, and of course even better the next day.

This was a good chili with nice heat and the chocolate adds a richness to the dish.

We made this as written and really liked it. Worked well in the slow cooker!

This is wonderful, I actually used sweetened chocolate powder and it was still very good. I guess it does not matter whether you add sugar to the unsweetened powder or if you just use sweetened ...