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Venison Chili

Yield 3 1/2 quarts


  • 2 pounds ground venison or lean ground beef
  • 1 pound hot Italian link sausage, casings removed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans dark red kidney beans, undrained
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans light red kidney beans, undrained
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato puree
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles
  • 1 dried red chili pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

How to Make It

  1. Cook first three ingredients in a stock pot over medium heat until meat is browned, stirring until it crumbles; drain and return to stockpot.

  2. Stir in beans and remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 hours or until desired consistency.