Fewer things are more enjoyable that venison chili, especially when you live in the midwest! It is especially rewarding knowing I am providing for my family with the meat we harvest with our bows. This year we processed all of our deer ourselves and the feeling of pure accomplishment is unmatched. This recipe is extremely simple and any meat can be used, it does not have to just be venison.
2 cans chili beans
1 can diced tomatoes
1 white onion- chopped
3 lbs ground venison- browned
Chili powder, to taste
In a crockpot, add beans, tomatoes, onion, and cooked venison. Do not drain tomatoes or beans. Add chili powder on top and mix. Cook on low for 3-4 hours, stirring once or twice! Serve and enjoy
For my cornbread, I always use a box mix. I have not ventured into making my own cornbread just yet as Oakley (our 4.5 month old) does not allow for that at the moment. My favorite box mixes are either Famous Daves or Krusteaz. If you have an amazing cornbread recipe, please leave it in the comments below- I would love to make it from scratch eventually!
I like to keep my recipes super simple, as you can see from the very short list of ingredients above. We are all busy and the less prep time, in my opinion, the better. This is a recipe even non-hunters will enjoy and many even try deer for the first time in chili form! As stated, you can use any ground meat that you have access to, it does not need to be strictly venison. We cannot wait until Oakley is eating solids and can have our chili, simply knowing I could feed my baby with a deer I hunted with my bow is going to be such an amazing feeling for us!
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