Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Venison Chili

*** Before I get started, I just have to share something that made me totally spaz out today. Skinny Meg featured me on her blog today. Seriously?!? I have been reading her blog for quite some time and it's just kinda amazing that she thinks I did an awesome job! Totally lovin' it!

I want to share my deer chili recipe with you today. My dad killed Bambi's dad and gave us the meat. My husband absolutely loves deer meat. Growing up, my family never really ate it so I'm new at trying out different recipes. I like the fact that deer meat is so lean so I can use it in my favorite recipes.

Ryan loves lots of meat in his chili so I used one pound of deer burger and one pound of deer sausage.

I browned mine with one diced onion and little bit of extra virgin olive oil. Venison does not have a lot of fat so I need to add the olive oil. I added some garlic, cumin, chili powder, and crushed red pepper to the mixture also (about a tablespoon of each).

The night before I soaked a bag of pinto beans and I added those to my meat. I diced four cups of tomatoes and added them as well. I then added a can of organic tomato sauce and let it simmer.

The first night we ate a large bowl of the chili and then used the leftovers for chili mac the next day. We used whole wheat pasta and topped it with the chili. I also used Amish cheese on the chili. It was sooo good! Caleb and I enjoy black olives on ours as well.

I keep my ingredients simple, but the flavor is amazing!

A serving is about 300 calories!


  1. That's cause you're amazing :D And the hard work shows!

    (First time I ever had venison was in a chili! It was my first time having chili, too, so they didn't tell me until afterwards haha!)

  2. Looks super good and awesome on being featured on her blog!!

  3. Congratulations on being featured! I have never had venison anything but your recipe looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on the Four Seasons Blog Hop. Have a great weekend and see you next week.

  4. Living in Northern WI, we always have someone willing to give us some venison. (hubby no longer hunts) This chili looks wonderful and I can't wait to give it a try:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  5. YUM! My hubby hunts... it saves huge amounts for us on our grocery bill! I can't wait to try this recipe... chili is the perfect fall dish! :) Thanks so much for sharing it at the party!

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    1. Absolutely! It's really good that way too!



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