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Rustic Bison Chili

Prep Time: 10 Minutes                Cook Time: 75 Minutes



1 lb Ground Lean Bison

1 cup Onion, Chopped

2 Cloves Garlic, Minced

1 cup Bell Pepper, Chopped

2-3 Tbs Chili Powder

2 tsp Cocoa Powder

2 tsp Salt

1 tsp Dried Oregano, Crushed

1 tsp Ground Cinnamon

1 tsp Ground Cumin

½ tsp Ground Black Pepper

¼ tsp Ground Allspice

1 can Diced Tomatoes (14 ½ oz)

1 can Tomato Juice (14 ½ oz)

2 cans Tomato Sauce (8 oz ea)

1 can Small Pinto Beans (15 oz.) Rinsed and Drained

1 can White or Black beans (15 oz.) Rinsed and Drained


Coat surface of a large pan with non-stick cooking spray. Sauté bison for 3 minutes; stirring to crumble. Add onion and garlic, sauté 5 additional minutes.


Mix in bell pepper, chili powder, cocoa powder, salt, oregano, cinnamon, cumin, black pepper & allspice. Cook 2 minutes.


Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, water & chilies. Stir to blend and simmer for 45-60 minutes.


Serve with condiments such as sour cream, cilantro or cheese if desired.

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