Jamie's Chili

During this busy holiday season, nothing beats a spicy bowl of chili!  Our meat vendors have a great selection of beef and sausage.  I am sure Ron Lester, Lester’s Bison Farm would be happy to share his recipe for bison chili. Fresh bread and wine, a few olives, a slice of cheese, and you’re done.  Enjoy! Ingredients:

1 pound mixed ground beef and sausage, browned and drained

1 medium onion, diced

1 green bell pepper diced

2 cups chopped celery

2 (28-ounce) cans diced tomatoes

1 (28-ounce) can whole, peeled tomatoes

Ground cumin

Chili powder

1 (14 1/2-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed

1 (14 1/2-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 (14 1/2-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 package chili seasoning mix

Shredded cheddar, sour cream, chopped green onions, for garnish


In a skillet brown ground beef and sausage, drain and set aside.

Spray large pot with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add the onion, green pepper, and celery and sauté briefly. Stir in the diced and whole tomatoes. Add cumin and chili powder, to taste, and cook for about 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add the beans, browned meat, and chili seasoning. Partially cover, and let simmer for 4 hours.

Serve with Cheddar cheese, sour cream, and green onions.

Recipe courtesy Jamie Deen Food Network