This is a step-by-step recipe for a hardy fall and winter venison chili. This a tasty, deer meat recipe for those cold days and into the holiday season! Venison is a lean meat that requires with 50% less fat than beef so it is often considered a healthy choice. While you and make this venison chili in the slow cooker, you can also make it on the stove over low heat, as you prefer.
How To Make Venison Deer Meat Chili
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 White onion
- 1 lb Minced Venison
- 3 Garlic cloves
- 1 28oz can Tomato puree
- 1 Tomato
- 1 15oz can Kidney beans
- 2 tbsp Chili Powder
- 1 tsp Crushed red pepper
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
- 1 tbsp Ground cumin
- 1 tsp Italian style seasoning
Heat up olive oil in a pot on high-medium.
Chop the onion and add it to the pot once the olive oil has heated up. At this point turn your stove down to a low-medium heat.
Add a half teaspoon of chili powder, crushed red pepper, nutmeg, cumin and Italian seasoning to the pot.
Mince and add the 3 cloves of garlic to the pot and mix.
Add 1 lb of venison. Break it up and mix it together. Allow the deer meat to brown a bit.
Add the can of kidney beans, and yes juice and all!
Next, add the 28oz can of tomato puree and stir.
Dice the tomato and add it to the pot.
Let all of these delicious ingredients simmer for at least 30 minutes on a medium-low heat with the lid on. You can keep cooking it over low heat for longer allowing the flavors to marry further if you have time but it is not required. Your venison chili is ready to serve. Enjoy!
Feel free to top the venison chili with your favorite toppings such as shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, parsley, and or chives.
Printable Venison Chili Recipe
I personally prefer a spicy venison chili. If you also prefer spicy chili I would suggest adding 1/2 of a 7 ounce can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. This adds a nice smoked heat to the deer meat chili that you will love.
Have you ever cooked with deer meat before? Do you and your family like chili on cold winter days? Would you ever try this winter venison chili recipe? If you do, be sure to let us know how you liked it!