Spicy, Smoky Venison Chili Recipe

Spicy, Smoky Venison Chili Recipe
Spicy, Smoky Venison Chili Recipe (Photo courtesy of Tom Minchella)

This hearty venison chili is filled with a blend of full-bodied flavors and spices

Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 6 hours


Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds fresh ground venison
  • 6 slices smoked bacon, chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh garlic
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 3 teaspoons chipotle chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons Mexican chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked ancho chili powder
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 can dark beer
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cooked kidney beans
  • ¼ pound sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 bunch scallion, chopped

Directions:

  1. 1. In a large heat-proof pan, fry bacon over medium heat. When bacon is rendered, add ground venison and cook for another 10 minutes.
  2. 2. Add garlic and onion and continue to cook for 4-5 minutes. Add spices, tomatoes, beef broth and dark beer.
  3. 3. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5-6 hours or until the venison is tender. Add cooked kidney beans and heat until they are hot.
  4. 4. Place chili in a bowl and top with cheddar cheese and scallions. Serve.
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