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Venison Chili


The first ten years of our marriage, we nearly lived on wild game, much of it deer or elk meat. Here's a chili recipe using ground venison. Enjoy! 

1 1/2 pounds ground elk burger
1 cup onion, minced
1 cup green pepper, minced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
15.5 oz. red kidney beans
15.5 oz. chili beans
14.5 oz. diced tomatoes
12 oz. tomato sauce
6 oz. tomato paste

In large Dutch oven, brown ground burger, adding a little oil if needed. Add onion, green pepper, garlic, chili powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Cook on medium high heat until vegetables are tender. Add beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato paste. Stir well and bring to a boil. Continue to simmer on low for 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally. The longer this cooks, the better. Serves 4-6.
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