This is no ordinary chili. Beef, venison, and pork mingle with smoky chipotle peppers for a thick, spicy concoction. Use all of one type of meat, if desired, and just one chipotle pepper for a milder version.
1 pound ground round
1 pound ground venison
1 (16-ounce) package sage-flavored pork sausage
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, seeded and chopped (see Note)
2 teaspoons adobo sauce
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
Shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Sliced green onions
How to Make It
Cook first 6 ingredients in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until beef, venison, and pork crumble and are no longer pink.
Meanwhile, stir together diced tomatoes and next 7 ingredients in a 4 1/2-quart electric slow cooker. Drain meat mixture, and stir into tomato mixture. Cover and cook on LOW 5 hours.
To serve, spoon chili into bowls. Top with cheese, sour cream, and green onions.
Note: Find chipotle peppers in (7-ounce) cans on the grocery aisle with Mexican ingredients.