Venison Chili

Venison Chili

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"This is an excellent chili recipe for game meats. You can easily substitute venison with buffalo or boar as well."
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1 h 30 m servings 802 cals
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Original recipe yields 7 servings



  • Calories:
  • 802 kcal
  • 40%
  • Fat:
  • 36.9 g
  • 57%
  • Carbs:
  • 49.7g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 49.2 g
  • 98%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 157 mg
  • 52%
  • Sodium:
  • 551 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and saute for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the brown sugar and saute for 2 to 3 more minutes. Then stir in the red wine, vinegar, tomato paste, chicken stock, cumin, cayenne pepper, chili powder, cilantro and salt. Simmer for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the mixture is reduced by about half.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the bacon and fry for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the bacon is browned. Move the bacon to one side of the skillet and add the venison to the empty side of the skillet. Season the meat with salt to taste and saute the meat for 15 minutes, or until well browned. Stir in the beans and toss all together. Transfer this mixture to the simmering pot.
  3. Mix everything together thoroughly and let simmer for about 20 more minutes.


  1. 109 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

We used ground venison for this recipe and it was perfect. It was a great tasting chili. It would be wonderful served over rice. Also, be sure to cut up the cooked bacon. Its a hearty, manly chi...

Most helpful critical review

WAYYYY too much wine!

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We used ground venison for this recipe and it was perfect. It was a great tasting chili. It would be wonderful served over rice. Also, be sure to cut up the cooked bacon. Its a hearty, manly chi...

Excellent!!!! A show stopper!! I made a few changes at the suggestion of some of the reviews: used 1 lb ground venison and 2 cans black beans, drained; did not add the salt; did not add oil (ba...

This is an excellent recipe. My boyfriend wnet hunting and came back with far too much venison to know what to do with. I found this recipes and as soon as I read the ingredients, I knew this ...

This was very tasty! You should not add the salt to taste, just add it after you cook it IF you think it needs it, this came out WAY TOOOOO SALTY! This was like a very good stew, not chili, we l...

This was so good. I made a few changes to go with things on hand. used bullion cubes instead of broth and tomato sauce instead of paste. and garlic powder instead of cloves. I left out the ci...

Very good recipe. Not the usual chili flavor, but still very good. Used all ground venison and served on rice. Family and friends really enjoyed it. I plan to make another batch and take it ...

Oh soo good. One of the best chili's I've ever made. I left out the cilantro (simply because I don't like it). I was a little short on red wine too, but it was all ok in the end. Loved this o...

Great, Scotch! I'm not much for venison, but we have alot of ground deer burger. I've been looking for a recipe FOR DEER, not substituting from beef (those never seem quite right). This was real...

Excellent. The kids ate it up. So did Hubby who hates venison!

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