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Elk Chili Recipe
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Elk Chili

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"A simple but tasty chili recipe using ground elk meat as the base. Best served with Mexican style cornbread. Beef may also be substituted for elk."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. In a large deep skillet over medium heat, cook the ground elk with the onion until evenly browned. Drain off excess grease.
  2. Pour the tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, kidney beans and green chilies into the skillet with the meat, and stir to blend. Season with chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, oregano and brown sugar. Cover, and simmer over low heat for at least one hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 10, 2004

This is the best chili recipe for Elk! We've used it a couple of times and really like it. We did cut down on the brown sugar a bit but it is very ejoyable!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 10, 2011

This didn't turn out well for me.

Oct 14, 2006

Delicious but we had to adjust this recipe quite a bit: a lot less sugar; a lot more chili powder; two cans of beans. We also drain our tomatoes.

Feb 04, 2005

My favorite chilli recipe - we use either elk or deer. I don't use brown sugar and add hot jalapenos. We love it. Thank you.

Apr 20, 2009

Excellent use of Elk meat. I followed the recipe to a T and I am very, very pleased with it. I used the full 1/2 cup of brown sugar and it was just right, this is not meant to be a spicy chili, it is mild, smooth and absolutely delicious!! I will probably use stewed tomatoes next time in place of the italian, because those pieces are pretty large and I ended up cutting them down while they were cooking anyway. I also like the use of the canned kidney beans as they are already softened up which is normally the hardest part of cooking chili. Great recipe, thanks for sharing, I would have given 6 stars if possible!

Jan 06, 2006

This was the best chili I have EVER had. My boyfriend was very impressed, little did he know how easy it was! I cooked the chili in my crock pot for 3-4 hours on high while I was gone, came home to a wonderful meal in minutes! Great flavor, will make again and again. I did add celery, and sweet peppers as well.

Oct 02, 2006

This recipe rocked!!! I added 2 Tbsp of chili powder and halved the brown sugar and it came out PERFECT! I used deer meat instead of elk. Would make with beef too!

Mar 13, 2005

I like it alot , but I thought it was a little on the soupy side. I have made it several times and after the first couple I started to drain, I know this will sound weird, the stewed tomatos. It helps a bit.


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  • Calories
  • 307 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45.2 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 2.4 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 8.2 g
  • 33%
  • Protein
  • 28.1 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 1462 mg
  • 58%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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