March 26, 2015

Elk Chili

On the Menu Today~
Elk Chili

A delicious chili made with
ground elk and ground beef.

Not only is this chili delicious,
It cooks all day in your crock-pot.

Elk Chili

  • 2 cups dry great northern beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • water to cover dry beans
  • 2 tablespoons oil, divided
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 green pepper, minced
  • 1 pound ground elk
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (4 oz) can chopped green chilies
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (17 oz) carton creamy tomato with roasted red pepper soup
  • 2 (6 oz) cans tomato paste
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 bottle beer, if needed *make sure beer is room temperature*
  • Garnish: sour cream, shredded cheese, cornbread croutons
Cooking Directions
  1. Cover dry beans with water, soak beans overnight. In the morning, drain beans, cover beans with fresh cold water, add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda to beans, bring beans to a boil, boil for 10 minutes, remove from heat, drain, set aside.
  2. Fry ground elk and beef in 1 tablespoon oil until no longer pink inside. Season with salt and pepper. Place browned meat in the bottom of crock pot.
  3. In the same skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil, add onions, garlic and green pepper, saute' for 5 to 8 minutes or until tender. Place in crock pot, on top of browned beef/elk. Add the rest of the ingredients to the crock pot. Mix together. Cover and turn to high.
  4. Cook on high for 2 hours. Lower heat and cook on low 6 to 8 hours.

Elk, ChiliBeef, Onion, Garlic, Tomato, Peppers, Beans
*If chili seems to thick
Add some beer, stir and
cook an hour longer

*Never add cold liquids to
a heated crock-pot,
the stoneware liner could crack*
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