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Venison Chili

No recipe image available.Hearty, lean venison chili with pinto beans.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/4 cup vegetable oil
4 pounds venison, cubed
2 pounds pork strips, diced
12 garlic cloves, crushed
2 cups diced onion
1 (4-ounce) cans diced green chiles (or taste)
4 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes in juice, undrained
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1 cup diced green bell pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper (or to taste)
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 cup instant masa harina
8 cups beef broth
3 cups cooked pinto beans
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a heavy kettle over medium heat. Add cubed venison, diced pork strips, crushed garlic cloves, and diced onion. Cook for 15 minutes.
  2. Add to the kettle the chiles, tomatoes, cumin, diced red bell pepper, diced green bell pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, pepper, salt, and chili powder; cook for 5 minutes more.
  3. Add instant masa harina and beef broth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
  4. Add pinto beans and chopped cilantro; simmer for 5 minutes.

Makes 12 servings.