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This chili came about when we had an over-abundance of produce from our garden. Fresh tomatoes, carrots, peppers, and onions make for a delicious chili! Serve warm, topped with cheese, if desired.

Recipe Summary

25 mins
50 mins
1 hr 15 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat vegetable oil in a 6-quart Dutch oven over medium heat. Add ground venison and cook until browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add bell peppers, carrots, and onion; cook until onion is translucent, about 3 minutes. Mix in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds more. Stir in chili powder, salt, paprika, cumin, oregano, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Mix in tomato paste and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Add ale; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and cook until juices start to release, about 3 minutes. Pour in chicken broth, water, and molasses; stir to combine. Add beans and bay leaves.

  • Bring chili to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until flavors blend, 30 to 45 minutes more. Taste, adjust seasonings, and discard bay leaves.

Cook's Notes:

Any color bell pepper works in this.

You can substitute whatever ground meat or beer you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

234 calories; protein 18.4g; carbohydrates 25.7g; fat 5.6g; cholesterol 43.8mg; sodium 736.7mg. Full Nutrition