Sweet Bacon Bison Chili

prep time:20 min
cook time:40 min
ready in:1 min
  • 3 lb ground buffalo
  • 1 lb Bacon...cooked and crumbled
  • 2 lg sweet potatoes...peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 lg red onion...diced
  • 5 garlic cloves...minced
  • 2 jalapeno...seeded and diced (leave seeds for added heat)
  • 2 4 oz cans of diced green chilies
  • 15 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 2 14.5 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp white pepper
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • fresh chopped cilantro
  • Cook bacon until crisp...save grease.
  • Brown bison in a large pot. Once cooked place colander over large bowl and strain...saving any juices from meat. Set meat aside and return drippings to pot.
  • Add bacon grease and sweet potatoes to pot and cook for 5 minutes stirring often.
  • Add onion and continue cooking about 5 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender.
  • Add the garlic...jalapeno...and green chilies. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Next add remaining ingredients except for cilantro. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or just enough for flavors to mingle. Top with Cilantro before serving.