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If you’re looking for a new chili recipe, we’ve got just the right twist on venison chili for you, straight from the kitchen of Cable Smith, host of the Lone Star Outdoor Show.

With an estimated three to four million plus white-tailed deer living in the Lone Star State, venison is one of the most popular wild game meats, and also the most delicious. Since it is a lean red meat, venison does have a tendency for toughness when overcooked. Avoid this by creating a ground venison chili, with the added bonus that it’s a healthier substitute for beef.

Lone Star Beer Venison Chili 

Ingredients

3-4 pounds ground venison
1 white onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 jalapeños, sliced
1 can (15 ounces) of Rotel diced tomatoes
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1/3 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons Heinz 57 Sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons chili powder to taste
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 1/2 bottles (or cans) of Lone Star Beer

 

Preparation

1. Brown venison in skillet with olive oil.
2. Combine browned venison with one bottle of beer and all other ingredients in a crockpot.
3. Cook on low heat for 6-8 hours. After 3 hours add 1/2 bottle of beer.
4. Periodically taste the chili and add additional chili powder to suit your taste.
5. Serve with diced onions, shredded cheese, cilantro and Fritos or saltine crackers. Optional: crack open some cold Lone Star Beer and enjoy!
Need hunting tips to attract more game? Check out Cable Smith’s 5 Best Hunting Attractant Scents. Read more about Cable here.