Chilly Temps This Weekend, So It’s a Great Time for Hot Venison Chili

This pot of hot chili has beans and tomato sauce, both a point of contention in the chili world. What's your take on ingredients to use in venison chili?

This pot of hot chili has beans and tomato sauce, both a point of contention in the chili world. What’s your take on ingredients to use in venison chili?

Even in the Southeast where the mercury is dropping into the upper 30s this week the temperatures are getting colder thanks to a little blast from Mother Nature, so that means it’s time for venison chili!

If you don’t have any venison in the freezer yet, don’t sweat it. Just use some good ground beef and hone your recipe before you get a chance to put a few does or a buck in the freezer. If you’ve been fortunate enough to kill a few does or a buck and have some fresh meat, congrats! Fire up the chili pot and get ready for some good vittles.

Venison Chili
1 pound dry kidney beans
1 pound ground venison
1 pound venison stew meat, in 1/2-inch chunks
2 Tbsp. oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 teaspoons chili powder
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
28-ounce can tomatoes, diced
1 large onion,diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 large green chili pepper, diced
¼ tsp. cumin
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
¼ cup masa flour or all purpose flour

Rinse beans and place in a large soup kettle. Add 2 quarts water and 2 teaspoons salt; cover the pot and bring to a boil. Boil gently for about 2 hours, until beans are tender. Brown meat in a large skillet containing oil and garlic. Add chili powder, salt and pepper. Cover and saute for an hour. Drain the beans and add 1½ quarts water, tomatoes, onion, peppers, cumin and parsley. Simmer for an hour, then add meat mixture. Stir masa flour into ½ cup water to form a paste and blend into chili to thicken. Simmer for about half an hour, adjust the seasonings and serve.

Sounds great! Add some buttered garlic bread, cheese toast or some great homemade cornbread, and you’re set for a super meal!

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