Bison Campfire Chili with Beans

A home-style favorite sweetened with brown sugar, and spiced up with chili seasoning. The addition of our juicy ground bison makes this dish as western as it can get.

- High Plains Bison Kitchen

Serving Size:
16.7 oz (474g)
Prep Time:
5 min
Total Cooking Time:
50 min


  • 2 lbs. High Plains Ground Bison
  • 1 (28 oz.) can Italian-style tomatoes, chopped with juices
  • 1 (15½ oz.) can hot chili beans (with chipotle peppers)
  • 1 (15½ oz.) can kidney beans
  • 1 (1.48 oz.) package chili seasoning mix
  • ½ cup onions, chopped
  • ½ cup green peppers, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

Cooking Instructions:

1. Sauté ground bison in heavy large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, breaking up clumps with back of spoon until browned, about 7 minutes.

2. Add tomatoes with juices, beans, chili seasoning mix, onions, green peppers and brown sugar.  Bring to boil.

3. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until thickened to desired consistency. Stirring occasionally for about 40 minutes.

4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

For added heat use your favorite hot sauce.

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