Bison and Bean Chili Recipe

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Rich and hearty Native American dish that goes well with fresh fry bread.

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Servings: 6


Cost per serving $4.09 view details
  • 1 pound ground bison
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (14-1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes, juices reserved
  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder


  1. 1. Heat a large Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot with a tightfitting lid over medium-high heat and add
  2. bison, onion, and bell pepper; season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook, stirring
  3. occasionally, until meat is cooked through and beginning to brown, about 15 minutes.
  4. 2. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients and stir,
  5. scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Season with salt and pepper. Bring mixture
  6. to a simmer, then reduce heat to low.
  7. 3. Partially cover and cook, stirring occasionally and checking to make sure chili is not boiling,
  8. until slightly thickened, about 45 minutes. Taste, adjust seasoning as necessary, and serve.
  9. Beverage pairing: Domaine des Remizières Crozes-Hermitage Cuvée Particulière,
  10. France. A Syrah from the northern Rhône has the fruit, spiciness, and earthiness to match up with
  11. many components of this dish. Its dark meatiness echoes the bison, while the taste of the earth
  12. will match with the beans.
  13. Labels: Native American
  14. Sent from my iPad


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 307g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 197  
Calories from Fat 55 28%
Total Fat 6.1g 8%
Saturated Fat 2.35g 9%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 344mg 14%
Potassium 570mg 16%
Total Carbs 16.16g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5.3g 18%
Sugars 3.64g 2%
Protein 20.2g 32%
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