Looking for a fantastic bowl of chili to warm you up on a cold winter day? This Bison Chili recipe is perfect for those days when you just need a big bowl of comfort food. The bison chili recipe that I am sharing with you today features my favorite go-to seasoning by Paleo Powder. This bison chili is also chock full of beans and bell peppers. I used three different types of beans in this chili and I also used three different colors of bell peppers. This bison chili recipe is for your slow-cooker. You allow it to simmer all day and then when dinner-time rolls around you will have a big bowl of warm, hearty chili awaiting for you. This is a simple and easy recipe and it will be in regular rotation in your kitchen.
Bison Chili Recipe Components
The bison that I used in the Bison Chili recipe
This was my second time creating a bison chili recipe and I believe I nailed it here! I used ground bison from Simple Truth. Ground bison is quite similar to ground beef but I think that the ground bison has a bit more sweetness in the meat. Bison is a leaner meat than ground beef and it is also tastier than ground beef and also has a much more rich flavor. Bison tends to be a bit more pricey than ground beef but the flavor and the nutritional benefits justify the bit of extra cost. Another plus about consuming bison meat is that their meat is free of drugs, chemicals, and hormones. Bison meat is a clean source of meat.
Bison nutritional information
Bison is a fantastic source of protein. When you consume 3.5 ounces of ground bison you are fueling your body with 28 grams of protein. This particular meat is also quite low in calories. That 3.5oz serving of ground bison comes in around 143 (approximate) calories. Ground bison is lower in saturated fat than ground beef. Bison meat is also a great source of iron, zinc, niacin, Vitamin B6 and selenium.
The beans in this Bison Chili recipe
We love to get all rooty-tooty over here at the Give It A Whirl Girl kitchen so I loaded this bison chili up with three cans of beans. I used dark kidney beans (my favorite), light kidney beans, and black beans. You can feel free to use the beans of your choice in this ground bison chili recipe but these are the beans that I used and I believe they work best with the flavor profile of this chili.
Gotta have my bell peppers in my bison chili!
This bison chili recipe is loaded up with three different colors of bell peppers. You can use the colors of your choice with this part of the recipe but I chose red, orange, and yellow. I believe that every great chili needs to have a good amount of peppers inside of it. I always use three colors of peppers in my chili recipes. You can read all about another one of my red chilis on the blog and you can also check out a great recipe for my white chili!
When you use a good amount of bell peppers in your food you are giving yourself a big boost in vitamins and nutrients, as well as antioxidants.Â Did you know that the red pepper is the most beneficial color of pepper to eat? Because red peppers have been on the vine the longest they have more health benefits than green bell peppers. Peppers are a great source of Vitamins A & C. Bell peppers also have a decent amount of fiber, folic acid, and potassium.
Paleo Powder for the Bison Chili
You are going to want to pay attention here. I am so pleased that I came across Paleo Powder a couple months ago. Their seasonings are my new go-to seasonings for flavoring up my meals. I used a couple tablespoons of the Paleo Powder FODMAP seasoning. Wondering what is inside this seasoning that I rave about?
INGREDIENTS: Himalayan pink salt, chili powder, black pepper, oregano, basil, cumin, white pepper, cayenne pepper (source)
Paleo Powder uses only the best ingredients in their seasonings and these do not contain any artificial flavors or artificial colors… only pure ingredients! Paleo Powder seasonings are free of MSG, GMOs, gluten, and they are also certified paleo, and Whole 30 approved.
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Slow cooking that bison chili!
Let it be known, the only way that I ever make chili in the Give It A Whirl Girl kitchen is with my trusty ol’ slow-cooker. I feel that using a slow-cooker is the best way to get the maximum amount of flavor from all of the bison chili components that are used in this recipe. The slow-cooker allows your chili to simmer for hours and infuse flavor throughout the dish.
Another great thing about using a slow-cooker is that after you do the initial work of browning the bison meat and softening the peppers, your work is pretty much done! The slow-cooker does all of the work for you after the prep.
I hope that you find this bison chili recipe to be a comforting dish and a recipe that you will go to when you have some ground bison to use up. This gluten-free, slow-cooker recipe is a sure winner winner chili dinner! I am a bit obsessed with chili this time of year and I gotta have a bowl of it at least once a week. I am always looking for new and different ways to jazz up my chili. Using ground bison along with my Paleo Powder seasoning is a match made in heaven! Hope you find this bison chili recipe to be a hearty and delicious meal at your dinner table!
Question Time! Do you have any secret ingredients that you use to flavor your chili? Leave me a comment and let me know.
Both recipes below are gluten-free chili recipes and both of these chilis are seasoned with Paleo Powder.
- White Chicken Chili Slow-Cooker RECIPE with Paleo Powder and Kettle & Fire Bone Broth
- 3-Bean Farty Party Chili Slow-Cooker RECIPE with Paleo Powder
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