10 Best Wild Game Chili Recipes

10 Best Wild Game Chili Recipes

What could be better than knocking back some cold ones with your buddies while watching sports? Adding a big ol' pot of piping-hot wild game chili.

With our mouthwatering wild game recipes, there's never been a better time to use that venison or elk that's been taking up space in your freezer.


Venison Chili Mac and Cheese Recipe

[caption id="attachment_88425" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]venison-chili-mac-and-cheese This isn't your average mac and cheese, this four-cheese recipe is sure to impress at your next family gathering. (Photo courtesy of Tom Minchella)[/caption]

Make this mac and cheese even creamier by boiling the pasta 3-4 minutes longer than the directions say on the box.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ pounds ground venison
  • 2 mediums onions, diced
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 ½ cups red wine
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup whole Italian tomatoes

Click here to get full recipe.


Wild Bear Tequila Chili Tacos Recipe

[caption id="attachment_89048" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]wild-bear-tequila-chili-tacos Add a fresh kick of flavor to this wild game recipe by making your own salsa. (Photo courtesy of Tom Minchella)[/caption]

This isn't your typical taco recipe '“ swapping beef for bear will exceed your expectations.

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound lean bear meat, ground
  • 1 large red onion, peeled and diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced
  • 2 green bell peppers, diced
  • 2 red chilies, chopped with seeds
  • 2 jalapeños, chopped
  • ¾ cup tequila
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 or more cups beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 ½ teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • 12 flour tortillas, toasted in a hot pan or grill

Click here to get full recipe.


Black Bean and Venison Chili Recipe

[caption id="attachment_88518" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]black-bean-and-venison-chili Using a slow cooker can help to soften even the toughest of venison cuts. (Photo courtesy of Scott & Tiffany Haugen)[/caption]

Free up your freezer space with this one-pot venison recipe, the perfect comfort food for a chilly day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound venison, ground or small cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Click here to get full recipe.


Elk Chili Recipe

[caption id="attachment_87300" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]Elk Chili Recipe A bowl of fresh elk chili. (Photo courtesy of Randy Newberg)[/caption]

With deer season comes colder weather. The perfect time for a bowl of elk chili!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 pounds elk stew meat, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon dry oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (13-ounce) can beef broth
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • â…›-¼ cup green chili salsa (¼ cup is spicy)
  • 4 cups canned pinto beans, drained
  • Optional garnishes: sour cream, cheddar cheese

Click here to get full recipe.


White Turkey Chili Recipe

[caption id="attachment_88757" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]White Turkey Chili Garnish this chili with cilantro and tortilla chips for a southwestern inspired dish. (Photo courtesy of Tom Minchella)[/caption]

With both turkey season and fall weather upon us, there is no better time for this White Turkey Chili Recipe from Chef Tom Minchella.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ pound skinless, boneless turkey breast
  • 2 medium yellow onions, diced
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3 green chiles, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 ears freshly shucked yellow corn
  • 1 cup cannellini beans
  • 1 lime
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Cilantro for garnishing

Click here to get full recipe.


Wild Pork and Beans Recipe

[caption id="attachment_88144" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]wild-pork-and-beans-recipe Enjoy a warm bowl of pork and beans, made with wild boar. (Photo courtesy of Scott & Tiffany Haugen)[/caption]

Toss the ingredients in a Crock-Pot and forget about them for a few hours, or use the stovetop method '“ either way, you'll end up with a hearty and delicious pork stew.

Ingredients:

  • ½ pound bacon
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 1 pound wild boar, ground or cubed
  • 1 (28-ounce) can baked beans
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pork and beans
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 (4-ounce) can green chilies
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons spicy mustard
  • 1 tablespoon molasses

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Pheasant and Green Chili Pot Pie Recipe

[caption id="attachment_88208" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]This pheasant and green chili pot pie is the perfect dinner after a long day of hunting (Photo courtesy of Tom Minchella) This pheasant and green chili pot pie is the perfect dinner after a long day of hunting (Photo courtesy of Tom Minchella)[/caption]

A unique twist on a traditional pot pie, this pheasant and green chili pot pie recipe is destined to satisfy.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 4 green chilies, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 medium poblano pepper chopped
  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless pheasant breast, diced into ½-inch pieces
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cups heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons ancho chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry

Click here to get full recipe.


Game Bird Tortilla Soup Recipe

[caption id="attachment_88257" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]game-bird-tortilla-soup-recipe Top this delicious tortilla soup with some creamy avocado and sour cream. (Photo courtesy of Game & Fish)[/caption]

Put your hunting rewards to good use with this Game Bird Tortilla Soup Recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup corn, fresh or frozen
  • 1 pound game bird meat, chopped
  • 1 (1.5-ounce) package taco seasoning*
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups turkey/chicken stock or broth
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained
  • 2 cups crushed tortilla chips or 6 small corn tortillas, torn into pieces
  • Lime wedges and cilantro, for garnish

Click here to get full recipe.


Elk Chili Potato Skins Recipe

[caption id="attachment_88273" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]elk-chili-potato-skins-recipe Top off these elk chili potato skins with some jalapeños and hot sauce for added spice. (Photo courtesy of Tom Minchella)[/caption]

These elk chili potato skins are a creative alternative to your classic chili in a bowl

Elk Chili Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ pounds elk round
  • 1 ½ cups diced yellow onion
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 dried red chili chopped
  • 5-6 cups beef broth
  • 1 bottle dark beer
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Click here to get full recipe.


Wild Turkey White Chili Recipe

[caption id="attachment_88746" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]Wild Turkey White Chili While this recipe is made for turkey, substitute your favorite game bird with this white chili. (Photo courtesy of Scott & Tiffany Haugen)[/caption]

Get your lean protein in soup-style with this wild turkey and white chili recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 4-6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds turkey, ground or finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • ½-1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 2 (7-ounce) cans diced green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon green Tabasco sauce
  • 6 cups turkey/chicken stock or broth
  • 3 (15-ounce) cans cannellini or white beans
  • 1 cup instant or real mashed potatoes
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Juice of 1 lime

Click here to get full recipe.

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