If ever there was a good day for chili, today would be the day. It is grey, and gloomy, and rainy, and gross outside. It’s one of those days when you don’t want to leave the house, or get out of your pj’s, you just want to lay around all day and watch old movies. And eat chili.
This is definitely a good alternative to traditional chili, even if you opt to use beef or port instead of venison. The rainy season is upon us, and chili is great for those gloomy weather days. This is a great variation to try out and add to your recipe box!
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 lb ground venison (or a mix of ground venison and ground pork)
- 2 cups salsa verde
- 6 cups chicken or beef broth, or water
- 2 Tbsp cumin
- 1 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
- 2 jalapenos, diced (you can remove seeds to reduce spiciness, if desired)
- 1 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
- salt and pepper, to taste
- chopped cilantro and jalapeno slices, for garnish
- Heat the oil in a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat and brown the meat, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks.
- Add the salsa verde through salt and pepper, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 2 hours, to let the flavors really develop.
- Serve with cilantro and jalapeno slices for topping, if desired.