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  1. chadwimc

    chadwimc 10 pointer

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    Kind of an involved recipe but worth it. Its best to have everything ready to go before starting.

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    Field and Stream Editor's Venison Chili Recipe

    Makes 12 servings
    A spicy chili made with venison. A sure winner in a chili cookoff!

    Ingredients

    2 lbs venison
    1/4 lb bacon, diced
    2 medium yellow onions, diced
    1 medium red onion, diced
    2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
    1 red pepper, seeded and diced
    1 yellow pepper, seeded and diced
    1 green pepper, seeded and diced
    2 oz canned chipotle chilis in adobo sauce , seeded and chopped fine
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    4 tbsp chili powder
    1 tbsp paprika
    1 tbsp cumin
    1 tbsp salt
    1 tbsp black pepper
    1 tbsp cinnamon
    1/4 cup honey
    1 tbsp molasses
    1 pint Guinness or other stout beer
    1/2 cup red wine
    1 1/2 c whole plum tomatoes , or 1 whole can
    350 g crushed tomatoes or 1 whole can
    650 g black beans or 2 whole cans
    Directions1.In large pan, saute venison until just cooked. Drain and set aside. Cook in batches if necessary to keep from crowding in the pan.

    2.In a large pot with a heavy bottom, saute bacon over medium heat until it's brown and has given up its fat. Remove and set aside.

    3.Saute onions and peppers in the bacon fat, stirring frequently until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and vinegar and cook for two minutes. Add chili powder, paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, cinnamon and cook, stirring often, for about three minutes. Add venison and bacon. Stir well and cook for one minute.

    4.Add honey, molasses, beer, wine and tomatoes. Mix well, bring to a boil, adjust heat to low.

    5.Cook at a slow simmer, uncovered, for about an hour and stir frequently. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more chili powder or chipotle chillies if you want more heat.

    6.Add beans and cook for another hour, continuing to stir. The chili is done when it's thick enough to your liking.

    7.Garnish with chopped cilantro.
    Notes from the cook:
    This was a fantastic recipe. In mine and my husband's opinion it really is the best chili we've ever had!

    This recipe can also be made with ground beef, turkey etc. if you do not have access to venison.

    I used my crock pot. If you would like to do the same, transfer the venison to your slow cooker after step one. Continue as directed through step 4. Transfer veggies to crock pot and simmer for an hour or two before adding the beans in step 6.

    This has such an interesting combination of heat and flavors from the chipotle chilis, honey, molasses and cinnamon to the Guinness and red wine. Delicious.
     
  2. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 12 pointer

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    That is ALOT of ingredients but sure looks good!
     
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  3. Big depth of flavors right there.
     
  4. chadwimc

    chadwimc 10 pointer

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    It ain't Skyline, but its durn good...:D
     
  5. dirtstalker

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    Looks good. Sounds like alot of work for chilli lol. How strong is the cinnamon taste in it? Im not a fan of cinnamon in my chilli, if it stands out too much.
     
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  6. chadwimc

    chadwimc 10 pointer

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    The heat will get ya before the cinnamon will. If you add enough chiles and chili powder...
     
  7. dirtstalker

    dirtstalker 10 pointer

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    I do like some heat in my chilli.
     
  8. HCDH66

    HCDH66 6 pointer

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    I made this exact recipe a few weeks ago. It has great flavor. When I make it again, the only change I will make will be to cut down to 2 tbsp. Chili powder. I like spice, but this was a little hot for me. Otherwise, outstanding recipe.
     
  9. chadwimc

    chadwimc 10 pointer

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    Sour cream and shredded cheese helps with the heat...
     
  10. HCDH66

    HCDH66 6 pointer

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    The only problem with that is the fact that I am not real crazy sour cream.
     
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