Lamb Heart and Bison Chili (Autoimmune-Friendly)

This was a potluck hit inspired by this recipe from Mickey Trescott’s  Autoimmune Paleo and this recipe from And Love it Too!

  • 1/2 lb. grass-fed lamb hearts cut into 1/4 inch cubes
  • 1 lb. ground bison
  • 3 lbs. sweet potato cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 c organic carrots cut into 1 inch slices
  • 2 small beets, peeled and cut into 1/4 cubes (Use gloves, or rub baking soda into your hands to will get the red out.)
  • 1 large sweet onion cut in half + sliced radially
  • 3 c grass-fed beef bone broth
  • 1 T grass-fed beef tallow
  • 1 T uncured bacon fat
  • 3 T raw apple cider vinegar or vinegar of your choice
  • 1 T honey (omit for strict AIP)
  • 1 T blackstrap molasses (omit for strict AIP)
  • 1 T coconut aminos
  • 3 inch knob grated ginger
  • 2 small cinnamon sticks
  • 10 cloves whole garlic–scored
  • Strip soaked and rinsed kombu
  • 3 inch knob grated turmeric
  • 3 t Celtic sea salt
  • 2 t dried thyme
  • 1 t ground cloves
  • 1/4 t rose hips
  • pinch lime or lemon zest
  • 4 T fresh chopped cilantro for garnish
  1. Chop sweet potatoes and carrots. Throw them in a 3 qt. crock pot.
  2. Heat tallow in frying pan on medium-low.
  3. Chop onions and mince turmeric. Sauté in pan until onions are slightly caramelized.
  4. Add onions to crock pot.
  5. Wipe out pan. Heat bacon fat on medium-high heat.
  6. Toss lamb heart in pan until just browned. Then add it to the crock.
  7. Brown bison in pan. Then add it to the crock.
  8. Add cinnamon, cloves, rose hips, zest, and kombu to the crock.
  9. In a measuring cup, add 3 c beef broth, vinegar, honey, molasses,  ginger, sea salt, thyme, and cloves and stir until mixed. Then pour it evenly over ingredients in the crock. *Note: You may have to wait to add some of the liquid until the contents of the crock pot cook down a bit.
  10. Set on low overnight.
  11. Remove kombu. Stir it up. Add garnish; and enjoy!

Note: If you are low-FODMAP, the sweet potatoes may be problematic. You may want to eliminate the onions and add chives toward the end of cooking. Add a teaspoon of asafoetida if you desire. The garlic could be tied in cheesecloth and removed after cooking; or try garlic infused oil.

Be well!

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