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Traditional Style Venison Chili

IUP created recipe that chefs and students served at the HSH fundraiser at the Allegheny Sports Show




  1. Heat oil in a medium large sauce pot over medium heat.
  2. Add diced onion and pepper cook for 3-4 minutes. 
  3. Add the ground venison and garlic. Cook the meat, stirring often to break up the meat, until fully cooked, approximately 7 minutes. The meat should be brown. 
  4. Add the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil then turn down to low heat and simmer for 1 hour.
  5. Enjoy this Traditional style chili as is or with optional toppings listed below.

 Optional toppings:

Optional Substitutions:

*Add finely chopped jalapeños for a spicy kick.

**Substitute a different type of canned bean. White kidney beans, garbanzo beans, black beans or a combination.


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