There must be a bazillion different versions of venison chilie. I found this one recently and was blown away by the complexity of the flavors.
This recipe makes my mouth water and my trigger finger itch.
each, dried ancho, guajillo, cascabel and chipotle, seeded
fresh pablano, seeded and chopped
habanero pepper, fresh
pinto beans, 15 ounce, drained and washed
bacon, thick sliced, peppered
yellow onion, diced
venison, ground (course ground preferred)
venison sausage, skin removed and crumbled
tomatoes, seeded and chopped
beef stock (see recipe in "the basics")
salt and pepper
cilantro and sharp cheddar for serving
How To Make venison chili
Break up and de-seed dried chilies and cover with boiling water. Let stand for 4 hours.
Add reconstituted dried chiles, coffee and about 1 cup of the soaking water to food processor and process for about 2 minutes.
In large Dutch oven, brown diced bacon until crisp and set aside.
Add all of the meat and brown in bacon fat over high heat.
Add onion and fresh diced peppers cook for 3-4 minutes.
Add half of the cooked bacon and garlic to the pot and cook for about 2 minutes until garlic is very fragrant.
Add the pinto beans, paprika, cumin, coriander and salt and pepper stirring between each ingredient.
Add the dried chile mixture and tomatoe paste and mix well.
Add the chopped tomatoes, molasses and just enough beef broth to cover mixture.
Cover with lid and simmer for at least 1 1/2 hours sritting occasionally.
Remove lid and check consistency. The chile should be stew like rather than soupy. Add whole habanero simmer uncovered for another 30 minutes to an hour to achieve desired consistency stirring occasionally.
Be careful not to break the habanero or the chile may be too hot for some.
Serve with crackers or bread, diced onion, cilantro, the remaining crispy bacon and a good sharp cheddar cheese.
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