Try substituting California Love with Ancient Halaby and beef for lamb for a Middle Eastern twist on chili!

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 1 hour 15 min

Serves: 4-6


Large saucepan and wooden spoon



  1. Heat pot over medium-high heat and add enough oil to coat the bottom.
  2. Add ground beef and break it up to assist in even browning.
  3. Cook about 5–7 minutes until the beef is thoroughly browned and add onions and cook for another 3–5 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and a pinch of salt, cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add the spices, being careful not to burn
  6. Immediately add chicken stock and tomato sauce.
  7. Cover and simmer on medium-low heat for 1 hour or so, stirring occasionally.
  8. Add the beans and heat through.
  9. Season to taste with salt.
  10. Serve with desired toppings.