Venison Bacon Chili

Legendary Whitetails 2/22/2013

One of the best comfort foods anyone can make. Its quick and easy. Don’t be afraid of left overs, it tastes even better the next day… Submitted by Patricia S.


‘- 2 lbs. ground venison

– 1/2 package of thick cut bacon

– 2 cans canned mushrooms (optional)

– 1 green pepper (chopped)

– 1 med. onion (chopped)

– 3 cloves garlic (minced)

– 1 (15 oz.) can of light kidney beans

– 1 (15 oz.) can of dark kidney beans

– 1 (30 oz.) can of tomato sauce

– 1 (30 oz.) can of stewed tomatoes

– 2 Tablespoons chili powder

– 2 teaspoons paprika

– Old Bay to taste

– Top with cheddar cheese for decoration and a little extra taste.


  1. Cut bacon strips into small piece and add to a heated stockpot. Let bacon cook for 5-10 minutes (depending on how crispy you want it)
  2. Add the peppers, onions, and garlic and let cook for 7-10 minutes
  3. Add the venison and cook until completely browned (you can keep or drain the grease)
  4. Add the beans, tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, mushrooms, chili powder, paprika and old bay.
  5. Bring the chili to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 1-3 hours. It will not hurt to simmer more than 3 hours.
  6. Option – You can put it into a crock pot and simmer all day for nice tender venison.
  7. Top with cheddar cheese for decoration and a little extra taste.

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