This recipe is simple and very tasty. Its versatility allows it to be used in many different ways and dishes, with rice, next to cornbread or even on a delicious hotdog. It freezes well.

Sweet and Spicy Bison Chili

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 2 pounds Teton Waters Ranch ground bison
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 5 Roma tomatoes diced
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons freshly cracked black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • ½ cup parsley leaves plucked and gently chopped
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 serrano pepper de-seeded and diced


  • Place oil in a stockpot, heated to medium. Add the garlic and ½ the onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add the bison and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until browned. Add the equivalent of 3 tomatoes, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 tablespoon pepper, the chili powder, cayenne, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder and brown sugar. Stir to combine and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the chicken stock and let simmer until the liquid is mostly gone and the chili is thickening.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the salsa. In a bowl, mix together the rest of the diced tomatoes, the remaining ½ onion, the parsley, avocado, serrano pepper and the rest of the salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Once your chili is nice and thick (to the consistency of your liking), remove from the heat. Serve in bowls with a small spoonful of the salsa on top.


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