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Venison chili in the crockpot.

End of The World Venison Chili


  • Author: Heather Cooan
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x

Description

This venison chili is a warm and hearty meal that’s exploding with flavor!


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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds bacon, diced
  • 3 pounds ground venison
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 chopped green bell pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed (we love garlic around here, adjust to your liking)
  • 2 cups Cabernet Sauvignon or other dry red wine
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste (can also use sun dried tomatoes, roughly chop 4 or so)
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 (16-ounce) can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • Salt and pepper
  • Whatever toppings you want: sour cream, chives, green onion, onion, shredded cheddar or jack cheese, etc.

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, cook the bacon until crispy.
  2. Remove the bacon using a slotted spoon and transfer to paper-lined plate to drain.
  3. Add the venison to the hot oil in the pan and cook, stirring occasionally and in batches if necessary, until well seared.
  4. Remove from the pan and toss into crock pot.
  5. Add the onions, bell peppers and garlic and saute over medium-low heat until tender.
  6. Stir in the wine and the tomato paste. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  7. Stir in the dry spices, chopped tomatoes, and the beef stock.
  8. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  9. Transfer sauce into the crockpot with the venison and add the bacon.
  10. Let cook in crock pot on low as long as you can take it, at least 4hrs, stirring occasionally then scoop, top, serve, & nom!

Notes

TIP: Once chili is at a simmer, remove the crock pot lid and simmer for 30-45 minutes to thicken.

  • Category: Mains
  • Method: Crockpot
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: venison, chili, venison chili