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5 Chili Recipes for Wild Game

Hearty, flavorful chili recipes made with ground venison and elk; perfect comfort food for cold weather days

By: OutdoorChannel.com Staff

There's nothing like a big bowl of hot, homemade chili on a cold day. Here are five hearty venison and elk chili recipes to keep you warm all season long.

Wild Game Nacho Chili Bowl

Wild Game Nacho Chili Bowl

A quick and too easy crock pot venison recipe perfect for game day, Cinco de Mayo or any time you’re in the mood for the heat and crunch of this field to fork style Mexican classic.

Ingredients:

  • 2T dried onions
  • 1T olive oil
  • 2 lbs. ground venison
  • 2 cans black beans
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 24 oz of your favorite salsa verde
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 1 pinch of red pepper flakes
  • tortilla chips
  • sour cream
  • shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • avocado
  • jalapeños

Full recipe: Wild Game Nacho Chili Bowl

Southern Venison Chili Recipe

Southern Venison Chili Recipe

Learn how to make southern venison chili Buck Commander style. This chili recipe serves 6-8 people and is great for the hunting camp!

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. coarsely ground venison
  • 1/4 c. vegetable oil
  • 1 c. chopped onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lg. green pepper, cut in strips
  • 3 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 3 1/2 c. whole tomatoes
  • 1 c. tomato sauce
  • 1 c. water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 c. kidney beans

Full recipe: Southern Venison Chili

Elk Chili

Elk Chili

You gotta love chili, and this elk chili recipe delivers. It's delicious and welcomed on a cold, winter day.

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 lb ground elk meat
  • 2 yellow onions, chopped
  • 1 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 cups tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cup kidney beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup green chilies, diced
  • 2 to 3 TBS chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

Full recipe: Elk Chili

Western Chili with Venison

Western Chili with Venison

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Full recipe: Western Chili with Venison

Elk Bloody Mary Chili Con Carne

Elk Bloody Mary Chili Con Carne

You can also make an Elk Queso Dip with this recipe. Just add a hunk of Velveeta and put everything into a crock pot!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground elk burger
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Blood Mary Mix
  • 1 can Kidney Beans
  • 2 cups cooked Quinoa
  • 4-6 flour or corn tortillas

Full recipe: Elk Bloody Mary Chili Con Carne

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