Chili is well-known as a filling, protein-heavy meal. But how do you add even more protein? Simple: replace beef with bison.


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  • 1 Ib ground bison
  • 1 tsp ground cumin, divided
  • 1 tsp ground coriander, divided
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 medium white onion, roughly diced
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 28-oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 9.5-oz can red kidney beans
  • 2 cups beef broth


  1. Brown bison in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Season with 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp coriander, and a pinch of salt. Once browned, drain in a colander to discard excess fat.
  2. In a preheated large soup pot, sauté onions in canola oil for 2 minutes. Add garlic, and sauté for another minute. Next, add browned bison, tomatoes, remaining cumin and coriander, chili powder, kidney beans, and beef broth. Stir.
  3. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to simmer for 1-2 hours.
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