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Drunk Deer Chili Recipe
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Drunk Deer Chili

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"When I cook, I usually just throw stuff together and there it is. I got so many requests for this chili recipe, I had to write it down to be able to share it with others."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 15 mins

    1 hr 45 mins


  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Cook the venison, beef, and pork in the melted butter until completely browned. Add the onion and jalapeno; cook until tender. Season with chili powder, cayenne pepper, and cumin.
  2. Stir in the stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic and beef bouillon. Pour the bourbon, beer, and water into the mixture and stir. Bring the chili to a boil; cover and reduce heat to medium-low; simmer about 1 hour, stirring frequently.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 03, 2008

WOW!!! My husband said this is the best chili he ever had! The only changes I made to this recipe was to use chipotle pepper instead of the cayenne and to omit the water. I tasted it before adding the bourbon and it was just OK, the bourbon just adds complexity to the chili; don't leave it out. Thanks for the great recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 07, 2010

Added tomato paste to thinken it up. Did not taste like chili more of a tomato soup with chucks of meat


52 Ratings

Mar 09, 2008

One the the best chili recipes I've made...Used 3 lbs. of vension trimmed from 2 legs. Didn't have any jalapeno peppers so I used red pepper flakes. Had only my own canned tomatoes so used 1 qt. w/ juice. After 1 can of beer and the JD, I skipped the water as it seemed very liquidy. Also, since I cooked everything in a dutch oven, I put it in the oven at 425 for 1 1/2 hrs. This cooked the liquid down nicely.There was a special "twang" that stood out. Maybe the JD? Whatever it was, it made this recipe special. Will make this again!

Jan 01, 2008

Oh yeah - this was a winner. I loved the spicy and smooth flavor of the sauce. In fact mine was more saucy due to my not putting all the meat that it called for. I used venison sausage which was the ground meat with seasoning. Made it with a different type of pepper than the jalepeno and learned a big no-no. Cutting a pepper with bare hands is bad. Because even hours later, many hand washes & soaking my fingers in buttermilk didn't get rid of the sting. Then taking out your contacts later is even more painful. [I can laugh now, but it hurt at the time.]

Aug 17, 2009

I had some ground venison in the freezer that I needed to use up, and my man asked me to have some recipes ready in case he brought home a deer (it's deer season), so I tried this out. I am not a fan of venison, but this was good-- really good. I left out the water because mine seemed a little soupy, and I let it cook longer to reduce it down. The result was thick and rich with a strong beer flavor. I served this with cornbread muffins, and froze the leftovers. Yum!

Feb 05, 2008

I made this for our Super Bowl party and everyone loved it! Most people had at least 2 bowls full.

Oct 16, 2009

I loved this chili. I had to "borrow" the bourbon and beer, but it definitely added a zing. I did sub some turkey sausage for the pork.

Dec 14, 2008

This was fantastic! The only thing I did different was to omit the water. The only liquids used were the beer and bourbon


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  • Calories
  • 403 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.5 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 108 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 22 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 29.9 g
  • 60%
  • Sodium
  • 868 mg
  • 35%

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

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