West Texas-Style Buffalo Chili

West Texas-Style Buffalo Chili

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  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    3 h 30 m
  • Ready In

    4 h
Recipe by  sockgirl

“Many of my Texan friends doubted a Canadian could make decent chili. They were wrong. Keep water and cornbread handy for the uninitiated.”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. Soak beans in water overnight. Drain and rinse.
  2. In a large pot, combine beans with water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 1 to 2 hours, until tender. Once the beans have absorbed most of the water, and are starting to soften, season with chile powder, red pepper flakes, jalapeno, salt and pepper. Reserve the seeds.
  3. Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium low heat. Saute the onion and bell peppers for 3 minutes. Stir in diced zucchini, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and salsa. Season with jalapeno seeds and chili sauce, stir well, and leave on medium-low heat.
  4. Place ground buffalo meat in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain excess fat. Stir buffalo and vegetable mixture into beans. Continue to simmer for 1 hour.

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I used canned beans, which reduced the cooking time significantly. This is a very yummy and very easy chili recipe. Make sure you have sour cream on hand!



Impressive!!!Our neighborhood community had a chili cook off and I won 1st place ($75 prize) using this receipe.I did use canned black beans/kidney beans to save time. Whole Foods does sell buffalo meat but a $1.+ & I was able to find the meat @ a reg.grocery store. My chili was completely gone at the end of our community chili cook off.



Love, love, love this recipe. I use canned beans vs. dried beans, leave out the zucchini, add 1 can of green chilis, and use the entire jar of salsa. I also put it in the crock pot in the AM on low and it is perfect at dinner time!

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 407 cal
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs
  • 49 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 39.8 g
  • 80%
  • Cholesterol
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 909 mg
  • 36%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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