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Buffalo Chili

Serves 4 to 6
Time 1 hr
This chunky, veggie-packed chili made with buffalo (bison) is just the thing for cold-weather comfort or watching the game. A surprise ingredient — cauliflower — adds even more flavor.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound ground buffalo
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot finely chopped
  • 1/2 head cauliflower stemmed and cut into small florets (about 3 cups)
  • 1 green bell pepper finely chopped
  • 3 large cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons no-salt-added chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1 (28-ounce) can no-salt-added crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro chopped
Method

Heat a large Dutch oven or pot over high heat. When the pot is very hot, add buffalo and brown it, stirring often for 5 minutes. Add onion and carrot, and cook, until both begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water to deglaze the pan, scraping brown bits from the bottom of the pan as the water evaporates.

Add cauliflower, bell pepper and garlic and cook until vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add cumin, chili powder, vinegar, tomatoes and beans along with 1 cup water. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are fork tender, about 45 minutes. 
Serve garnished with chopped cilantro.

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  • 1/2 pound ground buffalo
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot finely chopped
  • 1/2 head cauliflower stemmed and cut into small florets (about 3 cups)
  • 1 green bell pepper finely chopped
  • 3 large cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons no-salt-added chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1 (28-ounce) can no-salt-added crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro chopped