Venison-Bacon White Chili Recipe

Venison-Bacon White Chili Recipe

How To Make Venison-Bacon White Chili

Enjoy a piquant dish with this white chili that’s made with beans, ground venison, and bacon, all cooked in a savory broth packed with a blend of spices!

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total: 2 hours



  • 6tbspbutter
  • 2tbspall purpose flour
  • ½tspground white pepper
  • 4tspsalt,divided
  • 2tbspbrown sugar
  • 1tspground cinnamon
  • ½tspground nutmeg
  • 4cupschicken broth
  • 4ozgreen chiles,(1 can), peeled and seeded, diced, liquid reserved
  • 6garlic cloves,crushed
  • 2tspchili powder,divided
  • 2tspcayenne pepper,divided
  • 1tbspground cumin
  • 1tbspdried cilantro
  • 1tspground coriander seed
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • 15ozwhole kernel corn,(1 can), drained
  • 15ozgreat Northern beans,(1 can), rinsed and drained
  • 1lbground venison
  • 1lbbacon,sliced, diced
  • 1red onion,chopped
  • 6garlic cloves,minced


  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium-low heat. Stir in the flour until smooth.

  2. Cook and stir for about 15 to 20 minutes until the flour turns dark. Stir in the white pepper, 1 teaspoon of salt, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg until smooth.

  3. Gradually whisk in the chicken broth so that no lumps form. Add the green chilies with their liquid and the crushed garlic cloves.

  4. Season with 1 teaspoon of chili powder, 1 teaspoon of cayenne, cumin, cilantro, coriander, and oregano. Stir in the corn and beans, and bring to a simmer.

  5. Place the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, turning occasionally, until browned. Add the onion and minced garlic. Cook and stir for a few minutes.

  6. Add the venison, and season with the remaining 3 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of chili powder, and 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Cook, stirring to break the venison to the desired texture, until evenly browned.

  7. Transfer the meat mixture to the pot, then simmer over low heat for at least 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

  8. Serve warm and enjoy!


  • Calories: 381.04kcal
  • Fat: 23.70g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.39g
  • Trans Fat: 0.29g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.96g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.30g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.77g
  • Fiber: 3.41g
  • Sugar: 6.87g
  • Protein: 19.61g
  • Cholesterol: 49.42mg
  • Sodium: 607.48mg
  • Calcium: 50.80mg
  • Potassium: 471.87mg
  • Iron: 2.94mg
  • Vitamin A: 75.91µg
  • Vitamin C: 28.01mg
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