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Savory Venison Chili

No recipe image available.Venison is leaner than other red meats, so bacon is added for extra richness and flavor.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/4 pound bacon, chopped
1 onion, chopped
6 carrots, sliced
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon marjoram
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 pounds venison, cubed
1 (28-ounce) can crushed Italian tomatoes
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup red wine
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 (16-ounce) can kidney beans
1 cup baby lima beans

Cooking Directions:

  1. Brown chopped bacon in a skillet over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until crisp.
  2. Divide the drippings, placing in a baking dish; add chopped onion, sliced carrots, chili powder, marjoram. and red pepper flakes. Cook for 5 minutes; add the reserved bacon.
  3. In the original skillet with of the drippings, cook cubed venison over medium-high heat until browned. Remove and set aside.
  4. Add crushed Italian tomatoes, chicken broth, red wine, and tomato paste. Bring to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for 40 minutes; stirring occasionally. Do not boil. Add drained kidney beans and baby lima beans. Heat through.

Makes 6 servings.