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Moroccan Lamb Chili

I saw a recipe for this in Rachel Ray Magazine and decided to simplify it.  I make a double batch (to serve 8) because if freezes so well.  There's nothing I love more than having a meal in the freezer I can pull out in the morning on a very busy day and have dinner already made....

2-3  TBS coconut oil
2 lbs New Zealand grass fed ground lamb or lamb sausages with skins removed
1 lb organic carrots, peeled, chopped small
1 3 or 4inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced finely - I leave them in little matchsticks. (I use a big piece as the heat disappears when cooked and it's SO good for you!)
6 - 10 cloves garlic, chopped
3 heaping tsp Moroccan spices(from Savory Spice - or 2 tsp cinnamon)
1 28oz can San Marzano whole Italian tomatoes (or other whole peeled tomatoes) San Marzano is just the very best flavor in tomatoes!
    3 - 4 cups of chicken broth (made from Better than Bouillon organicchicken broth paste) 
    2 cans chickpeas, drained

    plain whole yogurt to use as topping along with
    1/2 cup chopped cilantro

    1.  Melt the coconut oil in a large heavy skillet - add the lamb, season with salt and pepper and cook, chopping into small bits, until a little pink is left.
    2.  Add carrots, cook til almost tender.
    3.  Add ginger, garlic, spices, tomatoes (squeeze them with your hands as you lift them from the can - add the juices too)
    4.  Simmer for about 15 minutes  (At this point, the longer it "sits" the tastier it gets, so, if possible, cook early in the day, reheat at dinner time)
    5.  Add the chickpeas, bring to boil, serve over rice, add yogurt and cilantro to each bowl.

    This is a sweet-spicy dish, because of the cinnamon base, not a hot spicy one.  Go crazy on the coconut oil, garlic and ginger to increase health benefits.
    I made this recently for a group and everyone wanted the recipe, so here it is!
    You can easily halve this recipe if you don't want to freeze some. Just use a 15 oz can chopped tomatoes.
    mary anne

Mary Anne Robinson, MS Bio-Nutrition
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