Bison and Black Bean Chili

Bison and Black Bean Chili
Matt Moore

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup  canola oil
  • onion, diced finely
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • jalapeños, seeded and diced
  • 1 1/2 Pound  ground bison
  • 2 Tablespoons  chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon  ground cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon  kosher salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon  black pepper
  • 1 Cup  dark beer
  •   One 28-ounce can tomato purée
  •   One 28-ounce can petite diced tomatoes
  •   One 14-ounce can black beans
  •   One 14-ounce can kidney beans
  •   Shredded Cheddar, for serving (optional)
  •   Sour cream, for serving (optional)
  •   Sliced jalapeños, for serving (optional)

Bison, as many of you have now seen, can be readily found in most grocers next to the ground beef. For those unaware, bison has less fat, calories, and cholesterol than beef, while also promoting a denser concentration of protein, iron, and B vitamins. Still not convinced?

Bison has a rich beef flavor, similar to that of grass-fed, organic beef. Quite frankly, I've served this chili to many of folks who never knew the difference. Of course, a good bold chili is a great way to introduce new meats to those unfamiliar. Reminds me of the time I served up a heaping bowl of squirrel chili to a group of sorority girls... kidding. But, you get my gist.

Anyways, here's my recipe for an outstanding, healthy (sans the cheese and sour cream) Bison and Black Bean Chili.

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Directions

Preheat a Dutch oven over medium heat and add the oil. Next, add the onion and sauté until tender, for 8-10 minutes. Add the garlic and jalapeños and sauté until just tender, about 2-3 minutes. 

Add the ground bison and seasonings and cook until the meat is just browned through, about 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Deglaze the pot by adding the beer, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan using a spoon. 

Finally, add add the tomato purée, diced tomatoes, and beans. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer partially covered for 30-45 minutes. Remove from the heat and serve with desired toppings.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

837 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber

Daily value:

42%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 44g 67%
  • Carbs 64g 21%
  • Saturated 13g 65%
  • Fiber 21g 85%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 19g
  • Monounsaturated 20g
  • Polyunsaturated 6g
  • Protein 49g 99%
  • Cholesterol 119mg 40%
  • Sodium 2,692mg 112%
  • Calcium 233mg 23%
  • Magnesium 180mg 45%
  • Potassium 2,512mg 72%
  • Iron 14mg 78%
  • Zinc 10mg 64%
  • Phosphorus 658mg 94%
  • Vitamin A 156µg 17%
  • Vitamin C 61mg 102%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 114%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 53%
  • Niacin (B3) 15mg 73%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 70%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 165µg 41%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 51%
  • Vitamin E 10mg 52%
  • Vitamin K 35µg 44%
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