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Elk Meat Chili

"The longer this hearty chili simmers, the better it tastes!" remarks field editor Jo Maasberg of Farson, Wyoming. "It's a cold-weather favorite at our ranch."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 2 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 pounds ground elk or buffalo meat
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (28 ounces) pork and beans, undrained
  • 3 tablespoons salsa
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • In a Dutch oven, cook elk and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 307 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 626mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 6g fiber), 30g protein.

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