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The BEST Venison Chili

Updated: Feb 3

When it comes to chili, I'm extremely picky. This recipe is a new favorite in our house and will be sticking around for awhile.


1 tablespoon Olive Oil

1 1/2 pounds Ground Venison

1 medium Yellow Onion, diced

1 Green Bell Pepper, diced

1 Red Bell Pepper, diced

4 Garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons Chili Powder

1 tablespoons Ground Cumin

2 teaspoons Smoked Paprika

1 teaspoon Dried Oregano

1 teaspoon Salt

3 tablespoons Tomato Paste

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

28 ounces Fire-Roasted Diced Tomatoes

1 (15 ounce can) Black beans, drained and rinsed

1 (15 ounce can) Red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 (12 ounce can) Beer

1 cup Beef Broth

1 Bay Leaf

Optional Toppings For Serving:

Sour Cream

Hot Sauce

Shredded Cheddar Cheese


Recipe Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven or pot. Add in venison, onion and bell pepper. Sauté for 6 minutes, the venison should be mostly browned and the vegetables should be starting to become tender.

  2. Add in garlic and cook for an additional minute.

  3. Add in seasonings and tomato paste. Then mix

  4. Add in Worcestershire sauce, diced tomatoes, beans, beer, bay leaf and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and simmer for 39 minutes

  5. Remove bay leaf and serve with optional toppings if desired.

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Hi there! My name is Jenn. I am a hunter, angler and wild game chef. Hunting is my passion. There is no greater feeling that putting the most organic meat on earth on your table by yourself. I love to create wild game dinners the entire family will enjoy.

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