Slow Cooker Venison Chili

Slow Cooker Venison ChiliIf you’re ever looking to switch up your beef chili recipe from the typical ground beef, consider swapping it for venison. I’m pretty fortunate, as my family usually deer hunts every year so we end up with plenty of deer meat in the freezer. Normally, my favorite use for venison is in breakfast ring sausage, but this time around I wanted to try it in a chili. Thanks to The Magical Slow Cooker for inspiration, this recipe for slow cooker venison chili is simple, delicious, and is sure to go over well with your tailgate guests. Especially if you’re hosting in late fall or early winter, this dish will certainly help keep you warm. Check out the ingredients needed and directions for this dish below, I hope you enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Venison Chili

Yields: 8 servings | Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 8 hours | Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes

  • 1 pound of ground venison
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • 1 Poblano or Anaheim pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1.25 ounce packet of McCormick Chili Seasoning
  • 14 ounce can of beef broth
  • 1 cup of water
  • 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 15 ounce can of black beans, drained
  • 15 ounce can of kidney beans, drained
  • 6 ounce can of tomato paste


First: Brown the venison over medium heat, while the meat is cooking season it with the salt, pepper, and onion powder.
Slow Cooker Venison Chili
Second: Add the meat to the slow cooker
Third: Add all the rest of the ingredients, stir together
Slow Cooker Venison Chili
Fourth: Set the slow cooker to low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
Fifth: Ladle the chili in your bowl of choice, top with cheese, and/or green onions, serve with cornbread if you like

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