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The making of a deer chili. A chili thread complete with pics.



The recent rash of chili threads combined with the cold weather put in my head the idea to go home and whip up a pot of venison chili last night. I did not want to go to the store and stock up on chili fixings, so I decided to just see what we had on hand and work with that. Also I wasn't shooting for gourmet chili. I wanted a quick, 1 hourish basic chili. So here goes:

First step is to go to the freezer and find some venison stew meat: (Authors Note: the bag says "cut stew meat". I keep my cat stew meat in the other freezer)


After I make sure I have some stew meat, I stoe it back away for a future stew. Then I retrieve approx 2lbs of ground venison and 1 lb of venison sausage. I also get out a half gallon of crushed tomaters I had put up from the summer (tomater pics to come).


Beer. I need beer to make a damn chili. And not just good beer to drink, but a crappy dark beer to put in the chili. Thankfully some hippy had left me a supply of crappy dark beer. So I popped the top on BMC's finest and set to scouring the kitchen for chili supplies:



After a quick survey I see the only glaring missing item is a green pepper. No a huge deal though cause the wife has an assortment of colored peppers, so I choose half a red and half a yellow. We're in biness:


The meat has been defrosted under cool running water and it's ready to brown. So, I commence to browning it.


While it's browning I look for seasonings. For quickness sake I was hoping I had a chili kit on hand (2-Alarm, Wick Fowler ect), but I didn't. No biggie, I had a MeXene can and decided to use the helpful recipe on the back. Plus a few additions. Here were my seasonings:


Now that the meat is browned I have to strain the greese. Acutally I'm sure I don't have too, especially using lean venison. But I did anyway on account of that's how mom taught me. I put most of the meat in the stainer, leave a little bit of oil and sautee down the onions/pepper/garlic:


Once the veggies are done, I have another beer and add the meat back to the pot. Then I add the seasonings. I didn't use the Mexene proportions to a T because I was working with more meat (twss). So I pretty much tripled the recipe that's on the back of the can, with my additions, and add it to the browned meat/veggies. (No photo of this step).

Now it's time for Tomatoes. I like a tomatoey chili. Some don't, which is fine. I will eat chili however anybody makes it. I'd even plow into a bowl of Powerman's chunky/peppery chili- stew. I'm not picky. But if I'm making it I like ground meat and tomatoes. I grow a lot of tomates in the summer so I have to do something with them. One thing I do is food process, vacuum seal and freeze them. Another thing I do is make various tomato sauces and salsas. Lots of it. Below is a jar of sauce consisting of tomatoes, various chilies, bell peppers, and garlic I put up for the purpose of making chili. Also a freezer bag of crushed tomatoes:


Interesting tidbit: My ancestors inventing canning. Most jars you still see today still bear our last name. The singular version of it anyway. We later added an "s" to the end:


Anyway, dump all that tomatoey goodness in a pot, plus the Flat Tire beer, and let it perculate for about 30 minutes:


Then make the kids a couple chili dogs (forgot pics) and yourself a bowl of chili:


Total time from walk in the door to supper time 1 hr 22 minutes. Fine meal on a Monday.





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Interesting tidbit: My ancestors inventing canning. Most jars you still see today still bear our last name. The singular version of it anyway. We later added an "s" to the end:


Looks great!






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Yay for putting up your own tomatoes! Looks awesome!





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Beer. I need beer to make a damn chili. And not just good beer to drink, but a crappy dark beer to put in the chili. Thankfully some hippy had left me a supply of crappy dark beer. So I popped the top on BMC's finest and set to scouring the kitchen for chili supplies:








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perculate for about 30 minutes:






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I know. I started to let it simmer for 3 hours and wake the kids up a midnight for thier chili dogs. But their mom wouldn't go for it. She knows nothing about good chili.






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No beans?





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perfect






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recent rash of chili threads
balls, i've been doin' alot of scratchin' and stuff,,even more than usual,,, think it might be a rash from all the chili?

stuff looks good to me... could i show up about 5 with a semi fresh, half box of Saltines?






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3 meats.

Homemade chili base with home grown tomatoes.

Canning royalty.






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could i show up about 5 with a semi fresh, half box of Saltines?




Geauxt, if you would have showed up with a semi-fresh half box of saltines last night I would danced a jig. He had ZERO. Triscuits, was my only option. I hate Triscuits. I meant to bitch about our lack of saltines in the OP but forgot.






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I was hoping you were gonna start from the beginning....killing the deer and field dressing





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I was hoping you were gonna start from the beginning....killing the deer and field dressing




That's actually doable. It was my kids first deer and it's pretty well photo documented. Good idea Fin..






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(Authors Note: the bag says "cut stew meat". I keep my cat stew meat in the other freezer)


I will be patiently awaiting the cat stew thread. With pics of course.







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Beer. I need beer to make a damn chili. And not just good beer to drink, but a crappy dark beer to put in the chili. Thankfully some hippy had left me a supply of crappy dark beer. So I popped the top on BMC's finest and set to scouring the kitchen for chili supplies:







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I hate Triscuits.
I do too!!

Every single time i eat my hog head cheese on a Triscuit, I feel like i'm sposed to stick my pinky finger out..






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looks awesome, but I would have diced the onions much more thinly. Where do you live?





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looks awesome, but I would have diced the onions much more thinly


They pretty much cook down to nothing, but I'll keep that in mind.




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Where do you live?


<--- In that vacinity.






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All these picture threads, and the commentary associated with them, are seriously making me want to step my game up in the cooking dept and try some new recipes to document.

And also to buy a camera.






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Now Boss, if I were to suggest you drop a Hershey bar in that pot, would you fly off the handle, get your pantaies in a wad, an' start raisin' hell with me?





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