I do just the basic things. Venison, mild or hot chili beans, Diced tomatos, green peppers, kidney beans, chili seasoning packet, chopped onions, celery, chili powder, crushed red pepper, and then my two unique items I add a little cinnamon when browning the venison and after everything is mixed and simmering i had some brown sugar. this combo give the chili a layer flavor with sweet taste at the beginning going into the heat of the chili depending on how much chili powder and what beans you used.
Ummmm.....now I am getting hungry. I might have to try one or 2 of these recipes. Thanks for sharing.
Wow, a bunch of killer recipes! I now think we need to all meet in the middle, say Wyoming and have a chili cook off this season, lol.
The only thing I can add to the great suggestions is to always brown your meat and then simmer it in Budweiser and red wine before bringing everything together! I always add a little brown sugar too.
I've been on a diet, trying to trim down a bit but last night seeing this thread some more I broke down and ate a couple cans of chili just to get my chili fix. :)
I've made the below with both deer meat and antelope and it came out pretty good. It was pretty easy too.
1 pound lean ground meat
1 cup chopped onion
1 package McCormick® Chili Seasoning Mix, Original
1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, drained
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, , undrained
1 can 8 oz tomato sauce
Cook ground meat and onion in large skillet on medium-high heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain fat.
Stir in Seasoning Mix and remaining ingredients. Bring to boil.
Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream and chopped onion, if desired.