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Venison Chili Recipe

An easy and hearty venison chili recipe! A great recipe to use ground venison from hunting season.
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Keywordchili, venison
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes


  • 1 lb. ground venison or ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans 14.5oz diced Hunt's tomatoes (low sodium)
  • 2 cans 14.5oz chili beans
  • 1 can 14.5oz Hunt's tomato sauce (this is NOT pasta sauce, rather tomato sauce)
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • ½ cup brown sugar


  • Coat the bottom of a large soup pan with a small amount of oil.
  • Add the venison and brown the meat in the soup pan on medium high heat.
  • Add the onion, garlic, and pepper. Saute for about 3 minutes.
  • NOTE- if using ground beef drain off the fat right now, before adding the other ingredients.
  • Add the cans of diced tomatoes, un-drained beans, sauce (these will be undrained), chili powder, and brown sugar. Stir.
  • Simmer on low for 20 to 30 minutes or until ready to serve, stirring occasionally.
  • Add additional salt & pepper as needed.
  • Serve with sour cream, cheese, and chives.


Using a low-fat meat like Venison works perfectly for this recipe because the liquid from the canned tomatoes nicely adds the moisture needed to compensate. Chili is a great recipe for ground venison!


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 385mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1186IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 3mg