Colorado Buffalo Chili

Colorado Buffalo Chili

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"This spicy chili recipe uses ground buffalo. To step up the heat, use different peppers and experiment with the seasonings. This gets even better if you let it sit overnight. The chili is so good you'll need to find another way to use up your cheese and crackers."


8 h 40 m servings 219 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 219 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 2.8 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.8g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 22.3 g
  • 45%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 725 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Brown the buffalo in a skillet over medium heat; season with 1/2 teaspoon cumin and 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste. Drain excess grease.
  2. Combine the buffalo, tomatoes with green chiles, tomato soup, kidney beans, chili beans, onion, garlic, Anaheim chile pepper, poblano chile pepper, chili powder, red pepper flakes, 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low overnight or 8 hours.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 38 Ratings


My husband and I LOVED this recipe! I doubled it, using 1lb ground bison and 1lb ground turkey. Everything else was the same. I was going to take leftovers to my parents house for dinner, but...

Very Good Chili!! So easy, my husband whipped up a batch in no time. Followed recipe as stated. Thank you for making it easy to follow.

Love this extremely healthy and tastey version of chili!!! So little grease!

Great chili! I used buffalo, but this recipe is perfectly suited for any game meat or even regular burger, not just buffalo. I shortened the cook time by using the stove top rather than a croc...

This was delicious. I'd give this a five, but I'm not sure how it would've been if I'd spiced it up as much as the recipe called for. With a baby in the house, I thought it best to tone it down ...

This was good. I didn't find an anaheim pepper, so I used 1/2 a jalapeno and 3/4 a green pepper. It was a bit too spicy. Next time I think I'll leave the jalapeno out. It was a little too ov...

Yummy kick of peppers and cayenne. This recipe was only 4 servings. I will double it next time.

I don't know how you could say this didn't have much bite. I made a double batch, and while I doubled most of the spices, I stopped at one poblano and one Anaheim pepper (both fairly large). E...

Great Recipe. I doubled the batch using one pound of Bison and one pound of lean ground hamburger. I took it to a large Super Bowl party where they had a chili contest (18 entries) and won first...