Black bean venison chili

This is a hearty and easy venison chili recipe using ground or diced venison. It's the ultimate comfort food.
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Black bean venison chili is an easy to make one pot dish. A great family dinner full of flavor.

Mexican food is one of my favorite cuisines. I love how all the vibrant flavors comes together to form balanced dishes.

Many different ways to serve this dish

  • simply with rice, plain or pilaf rice, topped with sour cream and fresh coriander,
  • in tacos or on top of nachos
  • inside an Enchilada or burrito
  • With corn masa dumplings (Chochoyotes)
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This black bean venison chilli freezes well! Make sure it’s completely cooled before freezing.

Because of these reasons I always make a big pot and put in the extra effort to make it delicious.

This venison chilli recipe makes a big pot and I never really do smaller batches because we always use it. However you can easily half this recipe if preferred.

What beans to use?

Beans are an important ingredient in a good venison chili recipe.

Dried beans are the best. They take longer to cook then canned beans but a good chili needs a long cooking time anyway to bring all the flavors together for a well balanced hearty Mexican stew.

My preference is black beans however kidney beans work well as a substitute in this venison black bean chili.

I’m using chipotle in adobo for a rich smokey spice element.

This recipe is mild to medium spiced. The chipotle chili ads complexity as well as spice to the dish.

San Marcos, Chilpotle In Adobo Sauce, 7.5 Ounce
La Morena Chipotle In Adobo, 7 oz
EMBASA Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce, 7 Oz Can

If you prefer a spicy venison chili then simple add extra chipotle in adobo to the recipe.

Beef works well as a substitute in this deer chili recipe .

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Black bean venison chili

 Ground or diced meat gently cooked at low temperature in a flavorBlack bean and venison chili cooking in a potsome broth for about 3-4 hours. The meat and beans are tender and all the flavors has combined to a well balanced hearty Mexican chilli con carne. 

Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 3 hour Rest Time 10 min Total Time 3 hrs 25 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 10 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


venison chilli con carne recipe


  1. venison chilli con carne
    • Ingredients to make black bean venison chili on a white kitchen bench
    • Soak the beans in cold water.
    • Cook the onions and garlic until soft.
    • Add the meat and cook until brown.
    • Add carrots, spices, bay leaves, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes and worcestershire  sauce. Mix well.
    • Add enough water or stock to cover everything. Simmer for 30 minutes - 1 hour. Add more liquid if needed.
    • Drain the beans and add them to the stew.
    • Cook for another 2-3 hours. Add more water if needed. Season with salt pepper and dried herbs.
    • Serve with sour cream and fresh coriander leaves on top.Black bean and venison chili with rice in a white bowl. Coriander leaves, a tomato and half an avocado in front of the plate
    Black bean venison chili in a blue bowl with coriander leaves on top
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  1. Chili is such a staple in our house! We get venison every winter and it makes it such a heartier meal.

  2. Such a great chili recipe! Easy to make, comforting, and super delicious!

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