Venison Chilli


225 grams Dried red kidney beans, soaked overnight
2 tablespoons Olive oil
4 Onions, finely chopped
2 Celery sticks, diced
2 Red chillies, seeded, finely chopped
225 grams Streaky bacon lardons
1 tablespoon Ground cumin and paprika
teaspoon Ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon Chopped fresh oregano
1 kg Coarsely ground venison, (from your butcher)
2 teaspoons Unsweetened cocoa powder, (optional)
2 400 g can chopped tomatoes
2 Heaped tbsp tomato puree
Salt, to taste
Shredded lettuce
Grated Cheddar


Place the beans in a pan with plenty of boiling water and boil fast for 15 minutes.
Drain, rinse and put back in the pan with fresh water and simmer for an hour until tender, topping up with boiling water as necessary. Drain and rinse.
Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion, garlic, celery and chillies and cook for 15 minutes until softened and lightly golden. Add the bacon and cook for 10-15 minutes until the bacon is sizzling and golden. Stir in the spices and oregano and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Add the venison and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring until browned. Stir in the cocoa, if using, with the kidney beans, tomatoes, tomato puree, bay leaf and 900ml/1.5 pints of the stock. Bring to the boil. 5 Season with salt, reduce the heat and simmer for 2-2 1/2 hours, adding the remaining stock as necessary until completely tender and the venison is covered with juice. Serve at once with the tortillas, lettuce, cheese and coriander, i


The Yum Factor's picture

I would never have thought to use venison in Chilli. What a great idea. I might just give that a go.


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Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 8:13am


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