Fall=Chili Season. Fall=Hunting Season. Chili Season=Hunting Season. For those that can’t math good, Venison Chili isn’t the only way to go during the fall, but it will damn sure get you wherever you want to be! This super simple Texas Style Venison Chili (no beans…sorry Midwesterners), is a BOMB rendition of chili with a midwestern flair.
Venison Chili…Texas Style
Texas style doesn’t just mean no beans, it means there going to be some heat and it is going to be pepper forward. Not black pepper, but more like chipotle and chili pepper forward. I’m in no way a chili purist. Hell, my go to recipe has ground mushrooms, beans, and about 6 different types of veggies in it. However, I really wanted the Venison to sing (or bellow) in this chili sooooooo no beans for you!
Simplicity is Key
It legit takes like 20 minutes to put this together. However, because it is Venison Chili and there is beer in it, you need to let it cook down and really let the flavors meld. If you put the beer in and start eating it right away, you’re going to think this recipe is trash. Just a heads up, this shit is GOOD! Like the heading says, IT IS SO SIMPLE, THOUGH! Follow these pics. Follow the video. Follow the recipe card. It doesn’t matter, it’ll turn out SO great.
Also, make sure to go by the order of operations. THIS IS HOW YOU BUILD FLAVORS! Onion and garlic first. Brown the meat. LET IT SIMMER! Hel, if you can, make this the day before and rewarm the next day to truly let the flavors get together.
The Midwest Touch
The deer: Midwestern. The Tailgate Foodie: Midwestern. The Beer: Midwestern. This Texas style Venison Chili is perfection…because of the Midwest 😂
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Venison Chili (Texas Style)
- 1 lb. Ground Venison
- 1 tbsp. Open Season
- 18 oz. Tomato Sauce
- 7 oz. Chipotle Sauce
- 1 tbsp. Chili Powder
- 1 tsp. Cumin
- 1 White Onion (medium, fine chop)
- 4 Garlic Cloves (minced)
- 1 tbsp. Brown Sugar
- Place dutch oven (or large pot) on burner turned to medium.
- Pour in small amount of neutral oil into pot. Place Onion and Garlic into pot. Cook until fragrant (2-3 minutes).
- Add Ground Venison and Open Season. Mix in with Onion/Garlic Mixture. Cook until meat is browned.
- Add Tomato Sauce, Chipotle Sauce, Chili Powder, Cumin, and Brown Sugar.
- Mix until evenly incorporated. Let simmer for 2 hours to let the flavors meld.
- Pour into bowl, top with Cheese, Crackers, Jalapenos, etc.
- MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH!
- Dice Jalapenos for added heat.
- Add chopped Bacon for additional fat
- Serve over cornbread