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Western Chili Recipe

By: Jim Zumbo

This Western Chili is a foolproof recipe from Jim Zumbo's cookbook.


  • 2 pounds ground venison
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 cups whole tomatoes
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon flour mixed with 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 cups cooked kidney beans


Brown ground venison in oil in a Dutch oven until meat loses its pink color. Add onion, garlic, and green pepper. Cook for 5 minutes longer. Add chili powder, tomatoes, tomato sauce, water and salt. Simmer for 2 hours. Add the flour paste and cook until mixture thickens. Add the kidney beans and cook another 15 minutes. Serve hot with French bread or hot biscuits. Serves 6 to 8.

Recipe courtesy of Jim Zumbo's Amazing Venison Recipes cookbook. For more information visit http://www.jimzumbo.com

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