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Moose Chili...

Anyone else ever made chili usung moose meat?

I entered a chili cook off the other day.  Using 3lbs moose burger and 1lb moose stew meat.olives,onions, kideney beans and sercert spices...I came in 2nd place amongst 40 entries.

What other game meat has others used in their chili's?

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no other chili cookers?  Don,

no other chili cookers?  Don, your sure to cooked wild game chili once or twice?

This was me frist time cooking with Moose Meat, I was impressed with the taste, better then elk I'ld say.

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I have had moose a few

I have had moose a few different way, just never in chili.  However, I can imagine it would be pretty tasty.  Must be, if you took 2nd out of 40 entries.  Pretty cool!

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ME TOO!

I also won 2nd place in a chili cook off with moose chili

IMHO - white tail is a good chili candidate because you can spice it up and hide the flavor of an old buck, but moose needs to be savored....

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I normally use venison in my

I normally use venison in my chile and actually sometimes use venison sausage as 1/3 and ground venison 2/3 in my venison chili. As long as you make sure to drain the liquid rendered, before adding the rest of the goodies, I'm a big fan of chili made this way.

I may have had moose chili in '10 while in Maine on a bear hunt. Seems we had moose in about 8-10 differrent ways and I'm sure that was one of them. To be honest, by week's end the fresh bear roast we had for dinner was a nice change though.....  Yes

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Good Meat = Good Chilli

I've made chilli out every type of game meat I've had in the freezer - even made a "white" chilli with chukar that I've repeated more than once.  Quality meat with a good recipe will make a good chilli.  My favorite is probably antelope meat though.  For the last couple of years I've tried not using ground meat.  Instead I finely chop round or shoulder steaks using a chinese cleaver in each hand.  Meat flying around had my wife giving me the evil eye but the better texture made her a believer (just as long as I cleaned up the mess).  Using a food processor and pulsing the meat would be a hell of a lot easier and quicker but not nearly as much fun.

The easiest way to screw up a chilli is to add too many vegies (beans don't count - they're more like a meat placebo).  Olives in a chilli?  Sorry WhiskeyJaR, but thats just wrong.  That'd be like adding mushrooms or asparagus - I think it might just be (or should be anyway) banned in some southwestern states.

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wild game chilli

Hal Fast wrote:

The easiest way to screw up a chilli is to add too many vegies (beans don't count - they're more like a meat placebo).  Olives in a chilli?  Sorry WhiskeyJaR, but thats just wrong.  That'd be like adding mushrooms or asparagus - I think it might just be (or should be anyway) banned in some southwestern states.

 

I agree in that too many veggies will screw up a chilli, but olives aint veggies.....lol  Chukar chilli would be interesting.

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