Twisted Venison Chili

Venison chili with a twist...a slight kick and a hint of sweetness.

1
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 2 pounds ground venison

  • 1 ½ pounds bulk mild Italian sausage

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 2 (14 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes, chopped

  • 6 tablespoons chili powder

  • 4 teaspoons beef bouillon granules

  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke flavoring

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 ½ teaspoons cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • 2 (12 fluid ounce) cans or bottles Pilsner-style beer

  • 1 (16 ounce) can light red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (16 ounce) can dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • ¼ cup bourbon

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat in a skillet. Add venison and cook and stir until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

  2. Heat remaining tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat in a separate skillet. Add sausage and cook and stir until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Combine venison and sausage in a large pot.

  3. Melt butter over medium heat in a skillet. Add onion, jalapeno, and garlic and cook and stir until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Carefully transfer mixture to a food processor and lightly blend. Add to meat mixture.

  4. Lightly blend tomatoes in a food processor; add to meat mixture. Add chili powder, beef bouillon, liquid smoke, cumin, cayenne, and allspice, stirring after each addition. Stir in beer, kidney beans, tomato sauce, and bourbon.

  5. Bring chili mixture to a boil; reduce heat to low and let simmer until thickened and reduced, about 1 hour.

Cook's Note:

If thickening is desired, remove 1/2 cup liquid and combine with 1 to 2 teaspoons flour to form a paste. Whisk mixture back into chili.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

506 Calories
25g Fat
29g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 506
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 1346mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 13mg 66%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 741mg 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.

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