Bison Chili



1 lb ground bison

1 cup onion, chopped

1 cup bell pepper, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

3 Tbs chili powder

1 Tbs ground coffee

2 tsp cocoa powder (I use Scharffen Berger)

2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper

1/4 tsp allspice

2 (14 oz) cans diced tomatoes + their juices

2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce

2 (15 oz) cans beans, rinsed and drained (I used one can of kidney beans and one great northern)

12 cups water

1 (7 oz) can diced green chilis


In a small bowl, mix together all the spices.

In a large pot, brown the bison until nice a crumbly.

When the bison is browned add the onion, bell peppers and garlic.  Continue to saute until the veggies are soft.

Add the spices and stir for a minute or two until all the meat and veggies are covered.  Then add the rest of the ingredients.

Stir until well combined and simmer for an hour.