Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Making chili is a relaxing way to enjoy a cloudy, cold and wet afternoon. Especially making chili that includes ground elk and red wine. What a great combination.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat heavy stock pot with 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Add ground elk and cook throughly until the meat has browned. Remove all elk to a seperate bowl.
  2. Add additional 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, onions, celery, peppers and garlic. Saute until onions are translucent and soft. 5-6 minutes.
  3. Add 1/2 bottle red wine direct stock pot and vegetables. Deglaze being sure to get all bits on the bottom of the pot.
  4. Add cooked elk meat, tomatoes, tomato paste, chili seasonings and cup of water.
  5. Simmer chili for 2-3 hours being sure to stir periodically.
  6. Additional Garnishes: chopped onion (red, white or green), sour cream, diced cilantro, fresh diced tomatoes, grated cheese, chili peppers, hot sauce.