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Venison Chili

No recipe image available.The hunter's chili, full of flavor and fiery spice, it's sure to satisfy the heartiest of appetites. This makes enough to feed a crowd, or freeze some for another day's meal.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/4 cup vegetable oil
4 pounds venison, diced
2 pounds pork, diced
12 garlic cloves, crushed
2 cups diced onions
3/4 cup diced green Anaheim chile peppers
8 tomatoes, seeded chopped*
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1 cup diced green bell pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons ground pepper
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 cup instant masa
8 cups beef broth
2 (15-ounce) cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a heavy kettle over medium heat. Add diced venison, diced pork strips, crushed garlic cloves, and diced onion. Cook for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, purée green chili peppers. Add to the kettle with chopped tomatoes, cumin, diced red bell pepper, diced green bell pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, pepper, salt, and chili powder; cook for 5 minutes more. Add instant masa and beef broth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
  3. Add pinto beans and chopped cilantro; simmer for 5 minutes.

Makes 24 servings.

*Or 2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes in juice, undrained.