Alligator Chili


A Super Bowl favorite that has the bite of a hungry gator.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced

  • 1 sweet onion, diced

  • 2 pounds ground alligator meat

  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 (32 ounce) bottle tomato-vegetable juice cocktail (such as V8®)

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chile in adobo sauce, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon celery salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 dash hot sauce, or to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the green bell pepper and onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high heat and stir in the ground alligator. Cook and stir until the meat is crumbly, and evenly browned. Drain and discard any excess grease. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato-vegetable juice cocktail, black beans, kidney beans, and chipotle chile. Season with chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, smoked paprika, celery salt, ground ginger, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 2 to 3 hours, stirring in water if the chili becomes too thick. Serve with hot sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

441 Calories
7g Fat
32g Carbs
61g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 441
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 941mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 61g
Vitamin C 52mg 261%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 771mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.