It is a tradition in our house to make Chili for Halloween! It is one of my most favorite things to make and I mix it up all the time. Sometimes I make turkey chili but this time I decided to make bison, beef and sausage chili. You can honestly try different types of meat, and it will taste a little different each time.
I love to top my chili with chopped cilantro, jalapeños, and diced avocado! You can also add grated cheese and a dollop of Greek yogurt (instead of sour cream!)
1 lb ground bison
1 lb ground beef (grass fed)
1 lb ground sausage (I like Owen’s Natural)
1 large onion, chopped
1 24 oz can diced tomatoes
1 24 oz can crushed tomatoes
2 16 oz cans of kidney beans (and/or black beans)
2 tsp. chili powder
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Dash of red pepper flakes
Optional add ins: a piece of dark chocolate or 1 tsp. raw cacao powder, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar or a dash of paprika or tumeric. All add great flavor!!
In a large pot over medium to high heat, add the onion, bison, beef and sausage and cook until the meat is brown and crumbled. Add crushed tomatoes, beans, and all the spices. Mix well and let summer for 30-40 minutes. Top with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
And though football season is over, Turkey Chili was still a great Monday night meal….even in April!!