Chili Verde Recipe for Elk Bottom-Round

When served, this is how delicious chili verde made with elk bottom-round meat should look. (Photo courtesy of Nevada Foodies)

A tasty, home-cooked elk chili verde served with chopped cilantro, sliced avocado, tortilla chips and shredded cheese


  • 2 pounds of elk bottom-round, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 cup of sifted flour
  • 5 tablespoons of canola or vegetable oil
  • 4 large Anaheim peppers
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 large shallot
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 32 ounces of beef broth
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 30-ounce can of white hominy corn, drained

Chili verde recipe ingredients
Some of the ingredients used to make this very delicious elk chili verde dish. (Photo courtesy of Nevada Foodies)


Heat outdoor grill and roast Anaheim peppers until skin becomes charred. Remove from heat and place in a Ziploc bag for 30 minutes. When cooled, remove skin, remove seeds and chop. Set aside. NOTE: Wear plastic gloves when removing skin and seeds from Anaheim peppers.

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dredge cubed elk meat lightly with flour. Add elk to skillet and brown elk on all sides, remove and place on paper towel. Make sure to cook the elk in batches so not to crowd the meat while cooking. You will need to add more oil during cooking.

When you’re done browning all of the elk, quickly clean pot and add remaining oil to the pan. Add chopped onion, shallot and garlic and cook until soft and translucent. Combine the beef broth, water, garlic powder, salt, cumin, chopped green chiles, elk meat and hominy. Stir together and simmer on low heat for 45 to 60 minutes.

Serve the elk chili verde in a bowl or cup with chopped cilantro, sliced avocado, tortilla chips and shredded cheese.

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