Yummy Buffalo Chili Recipe

Ground buffalo is becoming easier to find, and I have found the cheapest to be in the fresh meat butcher’s case. This unique chili calls for an easy ground buffalo meat recipe, which is a healthy alternative to beef. It will also give your chili a unique, more “meaty” flavor.

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Let’s make this yummy Buffalo chili recipe!

LET’S MAKE Buffalo Chili RECIPE

If you would like to reduce the cost of the meat,  you can use 1 pound buffalo and 1 pound chili ground beef.

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Buffalo Chili ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this easy buffalo chili recipe.

  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 lb. ground buffalo meat
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp. ancho chile powder
  • sea salt, to taste
  • ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) crushed fire-roasted tomatoes 
  • 2/3 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 can (7oz) chipotle sauce or 2 tbsp. adobo sauce from a can of chipotles
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 can (15oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 bag of frozen corn

DIRECTIONS TO MAKE buffalo chili RECIPE

Step 1

In a large stockpot, heat oil over medium heat & add ground buffalo (if using half beef, omit oil) brown meat, breaking large chunks into smaller ones.  

Step 2

Cook until all meat is browned.

Step 3

Remove from pot, discard excess fat, leaving about 1 Tbsp in the pot.

Step 4

Bring the pot back to medium heat, add onions & bell peppers, and cook for about 5 minutes, scraping the bottom now & then to get the browned bits of meat mixed in with the vegetables.

Step 5

Add jalapeno pepper & cook for another 3 minutes.

Step 6

Add garlic & cook for another minute. Add cumin, oregano, coriander, salt & pepper.   Cook for another minute, stirring.

Step 7

Return browned meat to the pot. Stir in tomatoes & beef broth, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, adobo sauce, bay leaf & corn. Bring to a boil.

Step 8

Once boiling, taste sauce & adjust salt and pepper to taste.

Step 9

Lower heat to slowly simmer and cook for about 30 minutes. Serve.

Yield: 5-6 servings

Buffalo Chili Recipe

Buffalo Chili Recipe

Try this breathtaking easy buffalo chili recipe tonight for dinner! Yum.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 lb. ground buffalo meat
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp. ancho chile powder
  • sea salt, to taste
  • ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) crushed fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 can (7oz) chipotle sauce or 2 tbsp. adobo sauce from a can of chipotles
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 can (15oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 bag of frozen corn

Instructions

    1. In a large stockpot, heat oil over medium heat & add ground buffalo brown meat, breaking large chunks into smaller ones. (if using half beef, omit oil)
    2. Cook until all meat is browned.
    3. Remove from pot, discard excess fat, leaving about 1 Tbsp in the pot.
    4. Bring the pot back to medium heat, add onions & bell peppers, and cook for about 5 minutes, scraping the bottom now & then to get the browned bits of meat mixed in with the vegetables.
    5. Add jalapeno pepper & cook for another 3 minutes.
    6. Add garlic & cook for another minute. Add cumin, oregano, coriander, salt & pepper. Cook for another minute, stirring.
    7. Return browned meat to the pot. Stir in tomatoes & beef broth, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, adobo sauce, bay leaf & corn. Bring to a boil.
    8. Once boiling, taste sauce & adjust salt and pepper to taste.
    9. Lower heat to slowly simmer and cook for about 30 minutes. Serve.

Did you try making this buffalo recipe? Let me know how it goes!

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