This is our home made deer chili recipe. We eat venison whenever possible as it is healthier than beef. This is a great chili to serve at parties and to get friends that think they don't like venison to try it out. They will be greatly surprised! Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
cook:
2 hrs 30 mins
total:
3 hrs 15 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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  • Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crumbled and browned; place into a large Dutch oven. Sear venison cubes until well browned; add to sausage. Add ground venison, and cook until crumbly and no longer pink; place into Dutch oven.

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  • Heat olive oil in the skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the mushrooms, and cook until soft, about 2 minutes. Stir in onion and garlic, cook until the onion is translucent, about 2 minutes. Add the green and red peppers, red chile pepper, and jalapeno; cook until softened, then add to Dutch oven.

  • Stir in tomato paste, tomato sauce, black beans, diced tomatoes, and water. Season with chili powder, paprika, cayenne, and oregano. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the venison pieces are tender, about 2 hours.

  • Season to taste with salt and pepper, and stir in parsley before serving. To serve, sprinkle with shredded Cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Facts

482 calories; protein 44.7g; carbohydrates 34.5g; fat 18g; cholesterol 127.7mg; sodium 1515.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2008
I added some BBQ sauce and took first place in a local chili cook off with this recipe three years ago. Very good. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/04/2013
I added lots of barbeque sauce to give it more flavor. Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2008
I added some BBQ sauce and took first place in a local chili cook off with this recipe three years ago. Very good. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2012
The original recipe was much spicier. Allrecipes changed my original recipe. I used baby portabella mushrooms more chili powder more paprika more garlic and sweet italian sausage. I also did not use the liquid with canned diced tomatoes I like my chili thick not runny. Thank you for the great reviews!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2007
I used caribou burger w/venison steak. The entire group liked it.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2010
The recipe was good but I thought it needed more spice. I added several tablespoons of Tabasco Chipolte sauce. I also added canned and rinsed red kidney and white navy beans. I thought it turned out very good. Men at a church wild game feast ate it all so it must have been good. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2014
I like mine with hot italian sausage gives a bit more kick. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2010
Didn't have any Italian sausage so spiced up some breakfast sausage w/ no problems. Also added another pound of ground venison; it was a little too saucy. Made for a friend watching her diet and she loved it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/04/2013
I added lots of barbeque sauce to give it more flavor. Read More