Diana's Beef and Lamb Chili

Diana's Beef and Lamb Chili Recipe


Anyone who knows me knows that I love chili!  Bean chili, meat chili and definitely one that has both, but now…using BF Farms lamb and beef it’s even better than ever.  Come with me on the journey of this awesome chili.


1 lb. BF Farms lamb sausage

1 lb. BF Farms ground beef

1 ½ red onions chopped

3 cloves of garlic chopped

3 cups of black beans - I cooked these in the crockpot over night with water, salt & pepper, and 4 tbsp. of good balsamic vinegar.  I use extra water, so that I have a nice black bean liquid to use in the chili - Or use canned, with liquid.

1 can of beer

Spices - I don’t measure spices, because I do it to taste.  But in the chili I used cumin, chili powder, a dash of ground cloves and S&P.  I taste it about half way through the cooking process, for adjustments to these spices.


First I like to brown the lamb sausage.  It has a few of its own spices, so I don’t season it at all.  It leaves behind some nice fat, and flavor to brown the beef in next. So I remove the lamb and brown the beef.  Once that is done, I remove the beef and add the chopped onion, garlic and spices.  This softens the onion & garlic and blooms the spices.  I cook them for about 5 minutes.  I then add the black beans with liquid and the browned meats. 

A lot of times, I add canned tomatoes to my chili, but this chili I like it without.

I use the can of beer to make sure I have enough flavorful liquid to mostly cover the chili.  You could also use broth of any kind - or red wine.  I used ¾ of a can of beer.

I put a lid on this and put into a 275 degree oven for about 1.5 hour - taking the lid off the last 30 minutes, depending on the amount of liquid.

I like to serve this with a dollop of sour cream and/or shredded cheese.


BF-Farms, LLC, Oklahoma's source for 100% grass-fed beef and lamb.