January 6, 2009

Venison Chili

I can't seem to think of much else than soup for dinner these days. A nice bowl of hot soup with a chunk of artisan bread really hits the spot!

Because I didn't measure the seasonings, the amounts listed below are approximate and can be changed to your taste.

1# venison burger
1 medium onion, coarsley chopped
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can kidney beans
1 can beer
2 tsp dried parsley
1-1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
3/4 tsp crushed red pepper
2 tsp garlic powder

Brown venison burger in olive oil. Remove meat from pan and cook onions until soft, about 10 minutes. Combine meat and onions. Add seasonings, adjusting to taste. Add kidney beans, tomatoes and beer. Simmer 20-25 minutes. Serve with grated cheese and bread to sop up the goodness!

I'm sending this recipe over to Gloria at Foods and Flavors of San Antonio for her chili cook-off challenge!


  1. Hi, Karen. Your chili looks really good. I've had buffalo chili before, but not venison.
    Just wondering if you'd like to enter your recipe in the chili cook-off at my San Antonio blog.

  2. Oh man, I love venison and chili. That looks fantastic. Where do you get your venison, do you know a hunter or can you buy it somewhere?

  3. My hubby would love this, he loves venison!

  4. I like soup these days too. Soup and bread! (and some cookies) Maybe espresso...haha
    I made lentil soup today!

  5. Sounds tasty! I am going to have to see if I can find venison.

  6. Karen, the thought of venison in a chilli gets me all tingly...gotta befriend a hunter!

  7. I've never tried chili with venison, though I've made it with buffalo. It looks really hearty and delicious. Perfect for a "snow day"!

  8. I so badly want to try venison. You're lucky to have it! I still want some of that sausage.

    And thanks for the heads up about the chili cookoff. I was planning on making some in the next couple of weeks, and now I have an even better reason.

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