Recipe number 14351 is

Chili With Lamb & Black Beans

The ingredients are:
1 3/4 cup Black beans, sorted and rins 2 qt Water, or more as needed 2 lb Lamb bones 4 each Thyme sprigs 4 each Parsley sprigs 1 each Bay leaf 3 each Garlic clove, crushed 6 tbsp Olive oil 2 each Large yellow onions, chopped 1 1/2 lb Lamb shoulder, ground 2 tbsp Chili powder 2 tbsp Fresh minced ginger 2 tbsp Fresh Thyme, minced OR 2 tsp Dried Thyme, crumbled 1 tbsp Red hot chilie, seeded and d 1 1/4 tsp Dried Marjoram, crumbled 3/4 tsp Fresh ground white pepper 3/4 tsp Fresh ground black pepper 3/4 tsp Cayenne pepper 3/4 tsp Allspice 2 lb Italian plum tomatoes, coars 1 1/4 cup Light Zinfandel wine 1 each Salt as needed

The recipe yield is:
8 Servings

FOR BEANS: Soak beans overnight in 2 qt. water. In a large saucepan, bring beans to a boil. Add lamb bones and bouquet garni and 1 crushed garlic clove. Reduce heat and simmer till beans are tender but not mushy. Skim occasionally and add more water if necessary to keep beans submerged. 2 hrs. FOR CHILI: Heat 3 T. oil in large heavy saucepan over moderate heat. Add onions and cook until soft, about 10 minutes. Add 2 cloves garlic, minced, and stir about 3 minutes. Transfer onion and garlic mixture to a plate, using a slotted spoon. Add remaining oil to pan. Increase heat to med. high. Add lamb and cook until no longer pink, breaking up with spoon, about 6 min. Return onion mixture to pan; add chili powder, ginger, thyme, red chili, marjoram, peppers and allspice. Stir 5 minutes. Add tomatoes ( and half of their liquid, if canned). Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for another 5 minutes. Add 3/4 Cup of Zinfandel. Simmer, skimming occasionally, for 30 minutes. Drain beans and reserve the cooking liquid. Discard the bones and garni. add beans and remaining Zinfandel to chili mixture. Salt and season as necessary. Simmer 30 minutes, adding bean cooking liquid as needed to keep chili moist (or soupy, as you like it). This chili is best made ahead and allowed to season in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Reheat before serving. Serves 8.


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