Slow Cooker Black Bean Lamb Chili

Slow Cooker Black Bean Lamb Chili Recipe

My son’s favorite soup for chilly days has become chili.  I always thought when he was younger it might be chicken and dumplings, a creamy potato soup, or a cheesy broccoli cheddar. But he has decided that his favorite soup is chili, and this chili he says is “The Best Chili Ever.”

It must be the lamb that I added to this chili that sets it apart for him. I’ve made other chili with ground beef, pork, turkey and even soy crumbles before. Although, none of those chilies did he go back for a second bowl and demand it for his school lunch the next day.

If you love lamb as much as we do, I’m sure you will fall in love with this chili. However, you could also substitute any other ground meat in this recipe. I gave this chili a little spice with a diced poblano pepper and some chipotle chili powder. You can adjust the amount of chili powder in this recipe to suit your family’s taste.

Slow Cooker Black Bean Lamb Chili Recipe

To make sure this chili was really good, I slow cooked it. I recently just replaced my old slow cooker with this new one from KitchenAid, and I LOVE IT! This slow cooker has a high, medium, low and keep warm setting, and it’s programmable! The heat on the low setting is a little lower than my old one too. I haven’t had anything burn on the sides yet in this slow cooker. The heat is even and gentle, just  like a slow cooker should be.

This slow cooker also has an adorable easy serve hinged lid that just pops right up. You find the KitchenAid Slow Cooker here.

Slow Cooker Black Bean Lamb Chili Recipe

Slow Cooker Black Bean Lamb Chili Recipe

Slow Cooker Black Bean Lamb Chili

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1 lb ground lamb
1 medium red onion, diced
1 medium green bell pepper, diced
1 medium poblano pepper, diced
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon coriander
1 - 3 teaspoons chipotle chili powder
1 (15 oz) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
2 (15 oz) cans black beans


In a large skillet, combine lamb, onion, bell peppers and poblano peppers. Cook over medium heat until meat is browned and vegetables are tender. Add to crockpot along with the rest of the ingredients listed.

Mix well and turn crockpot to low and cook for 8 - 10 hours.

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  12 Responses to “Slow Cooker Black Bean Lamb Chili”

  1. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — December 4, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

    Now I’m curious to add lamb to my chili – it sounds really good!

  2. Sandy @ RE — December 4, 2012 @ 4:08 pm

    Fantastic. Of course I’d use Bush’s Beans, too. HA HA I’ve never made this before … so yummy!

  3. Cassie | Bake Your Day — December 4, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

    I love the flavors in this one…chili is a favorite here too and I love trying new recipes.

  4. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — December 4, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

    I love black beans in chili. Yum!

  5. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — December 4, 2012 @ 10:32 pm

    My sister in law just gave me some lamb and this is what I want to make with it!

  6. Belinda @zomppa — December 5, 2012 @ 6:06 am

    So many reasons to the crockpot!!

  7. [email protected] — December 5, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    Looks divine Angie!

  8. Aggie — December 5, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    I love that your son loves chili!! I’m working on my kids, because chili is really one of my favorites to make. This one looks so good, love the specs of black beans. I’ve never cooked with ground lamb before.

  9. JulieD — December 5, 2012 @ 7:25 pm

    Angie, this looks so good!! I love slow cooker meals!

  10. Tara @ Unsophisticook — December 7, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

    Can you believe I’ve never had lamb? I do love chili though — you’ve inspired me to try it!

  11. Shane — December 15, 2014 @ 1:37 pm

    Making lamb burgers is awesome way to use lamb too!! Add diced zucchini or carrot and spices and they are awesome! I make a bunch and freeze them in between wax paper.

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