Bison Chili

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This protein-packed bison and bean chili recipe is bursting with sweet and smoky flavors.

Bison Chili - A hearty, protein-packed chili soup recipe

This week is all about trying a new lean protein source at dinner which is why I’m thrilled to share this Meaty Bison Chili. Don’t get me wrong, I love cooking with chicken and ground turkey but there are many other options that are equally nutritious and flavorful.

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Bison Chili - A hearty, protein-packed chili soup recipe

Bison and Bean Chili Recipe

This protein-packed bison and bean chili recipe is bursting with sweet and smoky flavors.
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 45 minutes
TOTAL: 1 hour
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Servings8

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound ground bison
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne or black pepper
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (grated)
  • 2 sweet bell peppers (seeded and diced)
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (minced – remove seeds to keep mild)
  • 12 ounce can light beer
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 14 ounce can stewed tomatoes
  • 14 ounce can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 14 ounce can kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 tablespoons barbeque sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • shredded cheese (scallions and sour cream – optional garnish)

Instructions
 

  • Heat a large sauce pot over medium-high and spray with cooking spray.
  • Add bison, cumin, smoked paprika, chili powder, oregano, salt and cayenne. Cook until bison is browned, stirring occasionally, 7-9 minutes.
  • To the pan, add onion, garlic and peppers. Cook until vegetable are softened, 6-8 minutes.
  • Add beer to deglaze, scraping up brown bits on bottom of pan using a wooden spoon.
  • Stir in chicken broth, tomatoes, beans and barbecue sauce then return to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 20-30 minutes or longer.
  • Serve with a dollop of sour cream, scallions and shredded cheddar cheese.

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Nutrition

Calories: 240kcalCarbohydrates: 27.9gProtein: 24.6gFat: 2.1gSaturated Fat: 0.6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 1031mgFiber: 6.8gSugar: 7.2g
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20 responses to “Bison Chili”

  1. Teresa Quandt Avatar
    Teresa Quandt

    BISON CHILI by Liz DellaCroce recipe ingredients notes “2 in chipotle peppers in adobo sauce minced “. Is this to read 2 oz?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Apologies – it should say “2 peppers” :) Enjoy!

  2. Mary M. Martinez Avatar
    Mary M. Martinez

    This looks delicious!! My hubby even asks for it sometimes! I’ll have to try this recipe though, it would be nice to do something chili.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Let me know what you think of the chili Mary!

  3. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen Avatar
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

    I love Simple Truth products. It’s a bit of a drive for me to the nearest Kroger but so worth it. This chili has my name all over it!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Your boys would love it!! Aren’t Simple Truth products just the best? Hope you had a great birthday!!

  4. Heidi @foodiecrush Avatar
    Heidi @foodiecrush

    I recently had bison at a dinner I attended and it was AMAZING! I can only imagine how good it will be in the chili.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Isn’t it so good? Every time I eat it I kick myself for not making it more often.

  5. Rachel Cooks Avatar
    Rachel Cooks

    This looks so hearty and delicious!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I need all the warmth I can get right now with these freezing temps! Thanks lady!

  6. Cookin Canuck Avatar
    Cookin Canuck

    I can practically taste this curry! The flavor of bison would add such a wonderful richness. I’m so excited about our challenge this week!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Well there’s no curry in this chili but that might not be a bad idea – hahaha!!

  7. Aggie @ Aggie's Kitchen Avatar
    Aggie @ Aggie’s Kitchen

    I use ground turkey a lot but I love bison! I’ve been picking it up a lot and it’s a great alternative to beef. Your chili looks so good!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you so much!! It’s like 11 degrees outside so I could bath in it haha!!

  8. Lori @ RecipeGirl Avatar
    Lori @ RecipeGirl

    My family would love this- adding it to my must-try soon list!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      It’s so good and great for freezing or having for lunch the next day too! Stay warm friend!

  9. haley @cupcakes and sunshine Avatar
    haley @cupcakes and sunshine

    Okay, this sounds absolutely incredible!!!! I’ve never made anything with Bison, however I have had Bison sliders at a restaurant and they were to die for!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Bison is seriously the best. It’s juicy and contains a really good meaty, beefy flavor!

  10. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness Avatar
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    Bison is basically my most favorite meat EVER! It’s so lean, protein-packed AND tasty. I’ve yet to try it in chili, and now I know that I have to try this! Pinned!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I seriously agree with you. I hope more people start trying it – I really think people will love it!