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The Big Chill is Coming— How about some Bison Chili ?

5 Nov

With the cool temperatures of fall nibbling at your ears and winter around the corner, comfort food seems to be in order. I personally like to be able to cozy up with a bowl of soup or something even heartier and watch a movie. I miss being able to have a classic chili with beans and other ingredients that make my tummy hurt. So as per usual I have been experimenting in making a chili that is healthy and yummy! In the process I discovered how great bison meat is. Bison is a great alternative meat to the classic beef chili recipe and its healthy and rich in omega 3. So do you want to give my Bison Chili a try?

Bison Chili

Ingredients
500 grams of ground Bison meat (approximately 4 cups)
2 cans of canned diced tomatoes
2 medium/large shallots
2 cloves of garlic
2 TBS of bacon lard
1 TBS of tomato paste
1 large carrot
1 large celery stalk
red chili peppers flakes
capers (optional)
diced sun dried tomatoes (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
1. In a pot heat up bacon fat minced shallots, garlic and chili peppers
2. When the shallots start to wilt add both minced carrots and minced celery
3. Cook for about 8-12 minutes on a medium heat
4. Add bison meat and break it up with a fork
5. Let meat cook on medium heat
6. Add canned tomatoes
7. Add capers and diced sun dried tomatoes (optional)
8. Cook for about 1-2 hours on low heat

*If you don’t have bacon fat you can always use some coconut oil or butter. I recommend keeping bacon fat on hand for recipes like these.

While the chili cooks I like to taste it and see what it may be missing. If you are using canned tomatoes that seem watery I would add some tomato paste and maybe drain some of the water before adding it to the chili. Once the chili starts to thicken I either steam some spinach or prepare some quinoa. This chili is nice on it own or it can double as a sauce. Personally I think both work and give the chili a different taste every time. So try my Bison Chili and Enjoy!

If you have any questions drop me a line!


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