Bison Chili Con Carne

Chili con carne (recipe)This is a recipe pulled out of my personal archives.  This recipe was adapted from an episode of Better Beerfood.  You can see the episode by clicking here.  Bison is a good alternative to beef if you’re watching your weight. 


1 lb. ground bison/buffalo

1 large onion, chopped

several cloves of garlic

ancho powder

assorted hot peppers, chopped



tomato paste

1 diced tomato

1 bottle of beer

salt and pepper

Bison Chili Preparation

Brown the meat on high heat. Remove and then sweat the onion and peppers, making sure the caramelized meat juices come up from the bottom of the pan or pot.

Return meat to the pot.

Add the cumin, chili powder, tomatoes, and beer.

Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Stir in the tomato paste.

Add the oregano and garlic toward the end. Season to taste.