Venison Chili - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Venison Chili

Servings:10Serving Size:1 cup
cup of venison chili

This hearty venison chili is easy and delicious.


  • 1 pound ground venison
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • ½ green pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (16 ounces) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 (16 ounces) cans chili beans, undrained
  • 1 (8 ounces) can tomato sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • Black pepper to taste


In a Dutch oven or large skillet, brown meat, onion, and green pepper in vegetable oil. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer 1 hour on low heat, stirring frequently. Remove bay leaf before serving.

Source: Adapted from Wild Game: From Field to Table, Sandra Bastin, PhD, RD, Extension Food and Nutrition Specialist. Revised July 2007


Alternative to stove-top cooking: use slow cooker set on high for 4 hours

Nutrition facts per serving: 190 calories; 4.5g total fat; 1g saturated fat; 0g trans fat; 40mg cholesterol; 640mg sodium; 20g carbohydrate; 2g fiber; 4g sugars; 16g protein; 0% Daily Value of Vitamin D; 6% Daily Value of Calcium; 15% Daily Value of Iron; 10% Daily value of Potassium