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Karen's "Flying D" Bison Chili

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Chili has long been a comfort food, especially on a cold day. Warm up with Jennifer Bain's Chili recipe, including Bison!


  • 1 lb ground bison
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 6 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp liquid beef bouillon concentrate
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup canned pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup fresh diced tomatoes or canned diced tomatoes with liquid

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Cooking Instructions

  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, cook the bison, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up large pieces, for 5 minutes. Add the yellow onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, until soft, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. In a measuring cup, combine the warm water, tomato paste, and a beef bouillon concentrate. Whisk well. Add to the pot. Bring to a boil. Add the oregano, chili powder, cumin, sugar, cayenne pepper, and black pepper. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add the beans and tomatoes. Simmer for 1 minute.
  3. Serve chili topped, if desired, with cheese, red onions, and jalapenos.

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Thunder Ridge Bison Co., Bison Breeding in Uxbridge, Ontario

We Have a Passion for Bison

  • "On a spring day it is amazing to see the young bison frolicking around the pasture. Despite their big size, they prance around like bunnies and tussle with each other. It makes me laugh to see them having so much fun in the pasture."
    - Michelle Arnold