Crock Pot Buffalo Chili; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Recipe

Everytime my mom swings by she’s dropping me random things.  A lot of times, like 2 weeks ago when I was sick, she’ll swing through and bake a quick Broccoli and Ham Quiche for me (they are our go-to,  we store them in the fridge (they’re good for at least 4 days) if we don’t have the time or energy to cook breakfast in the near future), the time before that, some pickled herring for me to drop off to my grandma, after thanksgiving, a turkey carcass for me to make broth, and about a month ago, some ground buffalo. Random yes? Helpful, very much so! One of the few perks that I get to make use of now since leaving Chicago and moving closer to the family!

 I’ve been wanting to expand my weekly menu to include a lot more wild game. We’re not hunters so the first logical step is buffalo.  Buffalo is a really lean meat, what I like about it is the fact that it’s always grass fed (unlike most beef). I haven’t eaten too much buffalo in my day, although I do remember my first time eating it. A buffalo burger in 5th grade. We were learning about Native Americans and what they ate, it was good – it had a bit more gaminess (but nothing too overpowering).  It was freezing and the ground buffalo was pretty much all I had in the fridge. What’s for dinner? How about some Crock Pot Buffalo Chili?  I love this chili recipe because it’s not spicy – it’s a good base to use. If you want more spice, add some jalapenos to the mix, or siracha or hot sauce to your serving.

Buffalo Chili in the Crock Pot


Crock Pot Buffalo Chili

1 1/2 lbs ground buffalo meat

1 1/2 cups chopped onions

1 cup chopped green pepper

2 garlic cloves, minced

3 cans dark red kidney beans, drained

2 cartons (17.5oz each) Pomi Tomato Sauce (we don’t use canned tomato sauce, it’s yucky!)

1/2 carton Pomi Chopped Tomatoes, undrained

2 tsp chili powder

1 tsp dry mustard powder

3/4 tsp dried basil

 Brown the buffalo meat in a skillet. Transfer to the slow cooker. Add everything else, stir, and cook on low for 8 hours. Enjoy with a few tortilla chips or our favorite, with some homemade cornbread.

Crock Pit Buffalo Chili

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