Fire Roasted Drunken Bison Chili Recipe
We were honored to win the Franklin Farmers Market’s 2nd Annual 2017 Local Farmers Chili Cook Off. We came to the market this year with a new recipe. Last year we won with our Not Your Momma’s Chili Recipe. This Fire Roasted Drunken Bison Chili Recipe is long and a good amount of work, but worth every single bit of effort. A printable recipe and a video can be found at the end of the post.
2-3 lbs. Bison Brisket, Chuck Roast or Short Ribs
2 lbs. Ground Bison
12 fl. Oz. Dark Beer
¾ cup Tequila
1 package of Red Cedar Bison Chili Seasoning
1 tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
½ tbsp. Instant Coffee
½ to 1 can Medium Chipotle Sauce (7.76 oz. Can)
1.5 tsp. Liquid Hickory Smoke
1.5 tbsp. Red Miso Paste
2 tbsp. Lemon Juice
¼ cup Orange Juice
1/3 cup fresh Lime juice
1 tbsp. Worchester Sauce
3 Fresh Onions
3 Fresh Tomatoes
3 Fresh Tomatillos
3 Fresh Sweet Peppers (Red, Orange or Yellow)
10-16 Fresh Hot Peppers (we used Anaheim, Poblano, Serrano, Red Chili & Jalapenos)
1 Fresh bunch Green Onions
3 Fresh Shallots
1 head Garlic
½ cup Broth (We used bison bone broth and here is a video teaching how to make it.)
1 bunch Cilantro
30 ounce can Tomato Sauce
1 tbsp. Tomato Paste
1 ½ tbsp. Brown Sugar
1 tbsp. Sea Salt
1 Chipotle Peppers in Adobe Sauce finely chopped (from can)
2 tbsp. canned Green Chiles
1-2 Squares Sea Salt Dark Chocolate
- Mix Beer, Chipotle Sauce (1/4, 1/2, or 1 can depending on how hot you want it), Instant Coffee, Red Miso Paste and Lemon Juice.
- Do not trim fat from Bison Brisket, Chuck Roast or Short Ribs. Rub with balsamic vinegar, pat with 2 tbsp. RCB Chili Seasoning (reserve the rest.)
- Sear Bison Brisket, Chuck Roast or Short Ribs in Olive Oil.
- Add Bison Brisket, Chuck Roast or Short plus the beer mixture from step number 1 plus an additional tbsp of RCB Chili Seasoning to an Instant Pot or Slow Cooker.
- If using an Instant Pot cook on manual high pressure for 60 minutes and allow it to naturally release the pressure. If using a slow cooker cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- In the meantime wash and roast your veggies. Remove stems from peppers, remove skin from onions, shallots and tomatillas, trim roots from green onions, but leave the garlic in husks. Lightly brush vegetables with olive oil if desired or put them directly on the grill without oil. Place vegetable on grill at medium heat with smoker box of wood chips. Cook to desired doneness. A touch of black adds extra flavor.
- Remove husks from garlic.
- Put half of the vegetable in a food processor and puree and chop the other half for texture in your chili.
- Cook ground bison low and slow in pan until browned. Pour off any fat.
- Add Tequila, Lime Juice and reserved RCB Chili Seasoning.
- Add Roasted Vegetables, Ground Bison and Tomato Sauce to a large cooking pot or slow cooker.
- Check the doneness of your Bison Brisket, Chuck Roast or Short Ribs. It should fall apart.
- Separate out any fat and then shred the meat.
- Add juices from cooking Bison Brisket, Chuck Roast or Short Ribs plus the shredded meat to your large pot of chili.
- If you want your chili mild, medium or hot you can vary the addition of the Medium Chipotle Sauce (any reserved from step 1), Chipotle Peppers (Finely Chopped) in Adobe Sauce and/or the Green Chiles. Use 1/4 can each for mild, 1/2 can each for medium and 1 whole can each for hot.
- Add Liquid Hickory Smoke, Worchester Sauce, Tomato Paste, Orange Juice, Chopped Cilantro, Broth, Chocolate and Salt.
- Check flavor and adjust salt and/or the canned peppers.
We served our award winning chili with some special sauces including: Cilantro Lime, Roasted Garlic, Jalapeno and Habanero you can find the recipes on our blog post Voted Grand Champions for our Chili Recipe Again in 2017.