Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Italian Lamb Chili with Burgundy Wine


Recently we had such a great sale on fresh plum tomatoes, I just went  crazy with buying them only 99 cents a pound! We love that fresh taste of sauce, fresh herbs and chili was the craving of the day. We always have the mexican style chili, today, we needed a little change, so Chili with Burgundy Wine Italian Style was born, topped with mozzarella and garlic croutons!



 2 lbs of fresh plum tomatoes ends cut off (leave three out and cut up into cubes set aside), put rest of the  whole tomatoes through the food processor until smooth.
Add into the food processor below:
2  fresh piece sections of whole cloves, cleaned garlic
1 bell pepper
1/2 cup of Burgundy Wine
1 medium size can  of kidney beans
1 medium size can of northern white beans
2 sprigs of fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon each of garlic powder, oregano, basil and (optional mint leaves if using lamb)
salt, pepper, cayenne to taste
In a large heated saucepan or chili pot add:
 2 tablespoons olive oil
 1 to 1-1/2  pounds of ground lamb or beef
Saute meat. After pink is all gone, drain out all the oil from pan.
Add beans and stir in tomatoes that are blended with wine and spices, cook on slow burner for around 1 hour. Serve with garlic croutons or crusty  garlic bread and shredded mozzerella cheese on top.

17 comments:

Anna A. said...

Loving this lamb chili! WOW!

alison said...

sounds and looks so scrumptious!

Big Dude said...

That looks sooo good.

Rosemary said...

I'm a big lamb fan, and when I find it in the store I grab it. I'll add this to my lamb list.

5 Star Foodie said...

This chili sounds amazing! I love that you use lamb and Burgundy wine here, wonderful flavors!

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Claudia,

I love lamb but have never made chili with it, this really looks great!

Claudia said...

Nice! I love good plum tomatoes. So fun to make it Italian style - and this even works for my winter cooking! Hearty and filled with flavor.

Emily Malloy said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!!!

Swathi said...

This lamb chili looks awesome.

zerrin said...

As a big fan of lamb, I must try this succulent dish.

Peggy said...

This chili definitely has wow-factor! Love it! Perfect winter comfort meal for sure!

Drick said...

this is a different chili from what I am usually eating, I mean, its an Italian version... I love it, with the wine, seasonings and lamb, sounds so good

redkathy said...

Tomatoes for .99lb What a steal! The photo is absolutely gorgeous Claudia. So much so, I can taste that chili down here!!

Magic of Spice said...

Those tomatoes do look gorgeous, and 99 cents a pound wow! Your chili recipe is delicious...I would have to do a no meat version for me, but my family would be all over this one :)

Magic of Spice said...

Those tomatoes do look gorgeous, and 99 cents a pound wow! Your chili recipe is delicious...I would have to do a no meat version for me, but my family would be all over this one :)

Reeni said...

What a fancy recipe for chili with the lamb and wine! Incredibly delicious and comforting!

Stephanie said...

So many great flavors in this dish. I've never used lamb in chili but I imagine it would be wonderful. Great idea!