Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is my Dad's awesome chili recipe. He got a deer this year so I actually got to make it tonight with some ground venison he had given us. This one puts together quick, with just an onion and a pepper to dice, then waiting and enjoying that great smell. Deeeeee-licious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the venison in a stock pot (I use non-stick).
  2. Add onion and pepper, saute until slightly soft, about 5-10 minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, cover, and simmer for 1.5 hours.
  4. I serve mine with a little sour cream and diced onion on top, and some crusty bread.
  5. My husband insists this is sacrilege, and serves his with shredded cheese and crumbled crackers.
  6. We agree that it is best served with an ice cold beer.
Most Helpful

Fantastic! I used a green pepper instead of the yellow due to cost and used beer in place of the water. It was perfect. Thank you. Made for Sept 2008 Cooking Challenge: Beyond Burgers. . .Ground Meat!

JanuaryBride September 12, 2008

I did a slight varation on this recipie, I used kidney beans as I couldn't find the others, everything else I used, apart from I forgot the pepper and added sweetcorn instead. I added a little cajun seasoning too. I'll think I'll follow this recipie when I do a beef chilli just to jazz it up a little more.

Louise P. July 12, 2016

Absolutely AMAZING! Made this with small cubed venison, green pepper, Rotel diced Mexican tomatoes with lime juice, red kidney beans, and chicken broth. I omitted the cinnamon and cumin salt. Can't wait for leftovers! Will definitely make this again!

Nancy C. November 19, 2014