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Slow Cooker Venison Chili for the Big Game


"Venison chili is a big hit our house during the holidays and football season!"
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8 h 20 m servings 338 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 338 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 18.9 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.5g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 25.7 g
  • 51%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 87 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium:
  • 1066 mg
  • 43%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * 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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  1. Place the venison and sausage in a large skillet and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon as necessary, over medium heat until no longer pink and evenly browned. Drain grease. Stir in the onions and garlic, and cook until aromatic, about 3 minutes. Drain, and mix in the tomato paste. Season to taste with hot pepper sauce, salt, and pepper.
  2. Pour the cannellini beans and tomatoes into a slow cooker. Stir in the venison mixture. Cover, and cook 8 to 10 hours on Low, or 5 hours on High. Sprinkle each serving with shredded Cheddar cheese.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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  1. 39 Ratings

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Great chili! Had about 2 lbs of venison, so I doubled the tomatoes, garlic, and onion. I added a chopped jalapeno to the onion garlic mix to give the chili some extra heat. I also added a can of...

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This was good, but not quite sure what it needed. The only changes I made were 2 cans of beans and I added 1 small of can of tomato sauce and a mostly drained can of tomatoes. I also only had ...

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Great chili! Had about 2 lbs of venison, so I doubled the tomatoes, garlic, and onion. I added a chopped jalapeno to the onion garlic mix to give the chili some extra heat. I also added a can of...

Gave it 4 stars as tomato paste made it too "tomatoey." Added another can of diced tomatos. 1 can with 2 pounds of meat definitely not enough. Will try again without the tomato paste. This s...

I made this to freeze and bring on tour with my orchestra, and everyone who tried it went crazy over it! I did a couple things wrong though: I had a solid 3 lb block of venison that had to be u...

I had never made venison chili before and this was the best chili that I ever had. My whole family loved it. My three year old who has never liked chili before eats it right up. I had to subs...

I used venison breakfast sausage instead of pork sausage and it was delightful!! No one could belive that it was venison!!

I made this chili for a group of people at our camp and everyone loved it! I made a few changes to the recipe because I had 1lb of venison & 1lb of Antelope, I used 1 lg red onion, 1/2 of a lg. ...

The family is scraping the pot as we speak so I have to say it's a keeper. The only change I'll make is either half the tomato paste or switch it with tomato soup next time because it was a lit...

Fantastic! My husband brought home some deer he caught last week for the first time and we needed some recipes. This turned out wonderful. We left out the beans, though. We are not bean chil...

Awesome recipe! Very tasty and easy to make. I modified a bit to accommodate what I had; I used cayenne pepper (2-3 dashes) because I didn't have chili powder. I also added about one cup of wine...