Cold Day, Hot Chili

 

Smoked Venison Chili

 

If you've read my previous posts, you'll notice I like easy recipes.  Our chili is literally a dump together recipe and, just for the sake of argument, let's just say we all agree on the great bean debate and move on to the rest of the ingredients. 

Remember the tomato sauce recipe and smoked venison that I posted earlier, well, that's the core of this chili. Since you already have those in the freezer ready to go, this recipe will be a snap!

In a large pot, start by sauteing a medium chopped onion until soft. Then add the following: 2 cups of tomato sauce, 1 pound of smoked venison, 1 can of Hunt's Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes, 2 cans of Bush's Kidney beans, 2 cups of water & 1 teaspoon of chili powder.  Simmer for a while so the ingredients can meld together & salt to taste.  That's it.  Done & easy.

Serve over a pile of Fritos or a slice of cornbread, top with cheddar cheese and pair with a cold bottle of beer.

tip:  Depending on how spicy you made your tomato sauce, the intensity of your chili powder & how spicy you like your chili, you may want to adjust the amount of chili powder.  We like the Medium Authentic New Mexican Red Chile Powder from the Sante Fe School of Cooking.