Deer Meat Chili Recipe
Deer meat chili
There is nothing more delicious on a cold winter night than eating a hearty hot bowl of chili. Soup might warm the soul, but chili gives you the extra strength to go out and make a snowman or shovel the walk!
Ground venison is a wonderful alternative to ground beef. The meat is lean and you don't have to pour off the grease, like you do with hamburger. Some people complain that deer is too lean or has a tendency to be dry, but when used in making chili, this is never a problem.
If you have never cooked with venison, this is a wonderful way to introduce your family to deer meat. Once you try this delicious chili, you'll have no hesitation in accepting another bowl or trying anything else made from deer meat!
- 2 lbs Venison (deer), Ground
- 3 cans Dark Red Kidney Beans
- 2 cans diced tomatoes
- 1 large Green pepper, chopped
- 1 large Red pepper, chopped
- 1 large Onion, chopped
- Chilli peppers, Ground
- 2 teaspoons Garlic Salt
- 2 teaspoons Black Pepper
- Shredded Cheese
- Sour Cream
Making your deer chili
- In a large frying pan, brown your 2 lbs of ground venison and also add your chopped onion. Make sure your deer meat is well-cooked.
- Next add your chopped green and red peppers. These not only add great taste, but also add some color to your dish.
- To the same large frying pan, add 3 cans of red kidney beans and 2 cans of diced tomatoes. Do NOT drain any liquid from the cans, pour it all into the pan.
- Add your seasonings, garlic salt, pepper and chili powder or chili peppers. We grew our own chili powder by grinding our dried chili peppers. The amount of spices you add is according to personal preference. Some like it hot, and others do not!
- Stir all the ingredients together and then cover with a lid and let it simmer on medium heat for at least 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat and leave covered for 10 minutes. Then put it back on the burner on medium heat for another 10 minutes. This extra step helps to thicken the chili and also heightens the flavors.
Serve it up with shredded cheese and sour cream
Last, but not least in my opinion, you can add the sour cream and shredded cheese to your steaming bowl of thick and hearty chili. I love how the cheese melts on top and the sour cream adds that extra creaminess to your chili.