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Rich and satisfying Moose Chili. No moose meat? No problem! This is perfect with beef or venison instead.

How to make Moose Chili from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Now, of course, I know most people don’t have moose meat in their freezer like we do up here in Alaska, but simply replace the moose meat with some nice beef steaks and you will be good to go!


To begin, you will cut up about 6 slices of bacon.

Note: If you make this recipe with turkey (or beef) bacon to be biblically clean like I now do, you may need to add additional oil/fat as alternative bacons are very lean. See this recipe at Wholesome Skillet: How to Make Crispy Turkey Bacon

1

Toss it in a Dutch oven and begin cooking it over medium heat until it is golden and a little crispy.
Meanwhile, cut up about a pound and a half of some delicious tenderloin moose steaks, or some good quality beef steak, and dice up an onion.

2

Scoop the bacon out with a slotted spoon and reserve it in a dish.

3

Toss the meat and onion into the bacon drippings and cook until the onion is tender.

4

Splash in a little whiskey – about 2 tablespoons

5

Add in 15 ounces of tomato sauce

6

Now for the spices: a quarter cup of chili powder, a teaspoon each of oregano and cumin, and a half teaspoon each of salt, pepper, and smoked paprika

7

Then pour in a cup and a half of beef broth

10

Next, take a chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, split it open, scrape out the seeds and mince the pepper. Toss the pepper in the chili. Cover and simmer on low for an hour and a half. Stir occasionally.

11

After it has cooked, you will add in 2 – 15 ounce cans of black beans that have been rinsed and drained, as well as a cup of frozen, whole kernel corn.

12

Let it cook about 15 more minutes and then stir in the bacon.

13

Serve topped with sour cream and shredded cheese.
Enjoy!

How to make Moose Chili from Cosmopolitan Cornbread
How to make Moose Chili from Cosmopolitan Cornbread
How to make Moose Chili from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Moose Chili

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Rich and satisfying Moose Chili. No moose meat? No problem! This is perfect with beef instead.

5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Calories 436 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 slices bacon, See note
  • 1 1/2 lb moose tenderloin, or good beef steak
  • 1 onion
  • 2 Tb whiskey
  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1/4 c chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 c beef broth
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo
  • 2 cans, 15 ounce black beans
  • 1 c frozen whole kernel corn
  • shredded cheese & sour cream for topping

Instructions
 

  • To begin, you will cut up the bacon. Toss it in a Dutch oven and begin cooking it over medium heat until it is golden and a little crispy.
  • Meanwhile, cut up the tenderloin moose steaks, or some good quality beef steak, and dice up the onion.
  • Scoop the bacon out with a slotted spoon and reserve it in a dish. Toss the meat and onion into the bacon drippings and cook until the onion is tender.
  • Splash in a little whiskey and add the tomato sauce, chili powder, oregano, cumin, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika, then pour in the beef broth.
  • Then take a chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, split it open, scrape out the seeds, and mince the pepper. Toss the pepper in the chili.
  • Cover and simmer on low for an hour and a half. Stir occasionally.
  • After it has cooked, you will add in the black beans that have been rinsed and drained, as well as the frozen, whole kernel corn.
  • Let it cook about 15 more minutes and then stir in the bacon.
  • Serve topped with sour cream and shredded cheese.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

I now use turkey or beef bacon for this recipe to make it biblically clean. Just add a little extra oil or fat if you do this, as they are very lean.
You can also make this with beef or venison instead of moose.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cCalories: 436kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 49gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 1542mgFiber: 8gSugar: 12g

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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