My friend, Heidi, gave us a bunch of deer meat a few weeks ago. We have been putting deer in everything, so in this recipe I subbed the ground beef with ground deer. Also, we're in lame New York and do not get Tennessee Pride sausage, so I just used Jimmy Dean and cried about how much I missed Tennessee. Although right now, I'm in Tennessee on vacation, but at the time I made it...I was in NY. But I digress...this was one of the very best chilis I've had. We used the spicy sausage to add more heat. It was great!
What you need:
- 1 lb. Tennessee Pride country sausage (mild or hot)
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes
- 2 cans (16 oz. each) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 tbsp. chili powder
- 2 tsp. ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1 cup water
Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.