Rating: 4.69 stars
68 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

When I cook, I usually just throw stuff together and there it is. I got so many requests for this chili recipe, I had to write it down to be able to share it with others.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Cook the venison, beef, and pork in the melted butter until completely browned. Add the onion and jalapeno; cook until tender. Season with chili powder, cayenne pepper, and cumin.

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  • Stir in the stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic and beef bouillon. Pour the bourbon, beer, and water into the mixture and stir. Bring the chili to a boil; cover and reduce heat to medium-low; simmer about 1 hour, stirring frequently.

Nutrition Facts

403 calories; protein 29.9g; carbohydrates 13.5g; fat 22g; cholesterol 108.4mg; sodium 868.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (58)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2008
One the the best chili recipes I've made...Used 3 lbs. of vension trimmed from 2 legs. Didn't have any jalapeno peppers so I used red pepper flakes. Had only my own canned tomatoes so used 1 qt. w/ juice. After 1 can of beer and the JD I skipped the water as it seemed very liquidy. Also since I cooked everything in a dutch oven I put it in the oven at 425 for 1 1/2 hrs. This cooked the liquid down nicely.There was a special "twang" that stood out. Maybe the JD? Whatever it was it made this recipe special. Will make this again! Read More
(40)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/07/2010
Added tomato paste to thinken it up. Did not taste like chili more of a tomato soup with chucks of meat Read More
(12)
68 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2008
One the the best chili recipes I've made...Used 3 lbs. of vension trimmed from 2 legs. Didn't have any jalapeno peppers so I used red pepper flakes. Had only my own canned tomatoes so used 1 qt. w/ juice. After 1 can of beer and the JD I skipped the water as it seemed very liquidy. Also since I cooked everything in a dutch oven I put it in the oven at 425 for 1 1/2 hrs. This cooked the liquid down nicely.There was a special "twang" that stood out. Maybe the JD? Whatever it was it made this recipe special. Will make this again! Read More
(40)
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2008
WOW!!! My husband said this is the best chili he ever had! The only changes I made to this recipe was to use chipotle pepper instead of the cayenne and to omit the water. I tasted it before adding the bourbon and it was just OK, the bourbon just adds complexity to the chili; don't leave it out. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2008
Oh yeah - this was a winner. I loved the spicy and smooth flavor of the sauce. In fact mine was more saucy due to my not putting all the meat that it called for. I used venison sausage which was the ground meat with seasoning. Made it with a different type of pepper than the jalepeno and learned a big no-no. Cutting a pepper with bare hands is bad. Because even hours later many hand washes & soaking my fingers in buttermilk didn't get rid of the sting. Then taking out your contacts later is even more painful. I can laugh now but it hurt at the time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2009
I had some ground venison in the freezer that I needed to use up and my man asked me to have some recipes ready in case he brought home a deer (it's deer season) so I tried this out. I am not a fan of venison but this was good-- really good. I left out the water because mine seemed a little soupy and I let it cook longer to reduce it down. The result was thick and rich with a strong beer flavor. I served this with cornbread muffins and froze the leftovers. Yum! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2008
I made this for our Super Bowl party and everyone loved it! Most people had at least 2 bowls full. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/07/2010
Added tomato paste to thinken it up. Did not taste like chili more of a tomato soup with chucks of meat Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2011
I had to change it up a little based off what I had but it was still great. I used already cooked shredded venison instead of the ground and leftover Kalua Pig roast instead of cubed but I have no complaints whatsoever and I know it would be even better as written. Beans are a must for me with chili so that is something I will always add. Five stars all the way. Leave the seeds in the jalapeno if you like it spicy. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2009
I loved this chili. I had to "borrow" the bourbon and beer but it definitely added a zing. I did sub some turkey sausage for the pork. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2008
This was fantastic! The only thing I did different was to omit the water. The only liquids used were the beer and bourbon Read More
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