Savory Venison Chili
This hearty venison chili is a delicious way to serve the hunter's bounty.
1/4 pound bacon, chopped
1 onion, chopped
6 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 pounds venison, diced
1 (28-ounce) can Italian plum tomatoes, crushed
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup red wine
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 (16-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup baby lima beans
- Brown chopped bacon in a skillet over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until crisp.
- 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.
- In the original skillet with of the drippings, cook diced venison over medium-high heat until browned. Remove and set aside.
- 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 kidney beans and baby lima beans. Heat through.
Makes 6 servings.