As you may have ascertained from my other chili recipes, I am a big fan of the infamous savory stew (see: Crock Pot Vegetarian Chili Recipe and Healthy Chili Recipe With Turkey and Butternut Squash). My latest and greatest concoction, my buffalo chili recipe, is really easy and most importantly, really tasty.
Buffalo meat is super lean and generally healthier than beef. I got my ground buffalo meat from Wild Idea Buffalo. The meat isn’t cheap. But it’s delicious, sustainably raised, and better for the environment and your health. Here’s an excerpt from their website to give you an idea of what the company is all about:
In 1997, to help keep his small ranch going and to offer an alternative to the industrialized food system, he started a meat company called Wild Idea Buffalo. The idea was simple: supply delicious, healthy, 100% grass-fed meat to consumers interested in sustainability.
This completely aligns with my eating philosophy, so of course I had to pick some up. You can order it on their website and have it shipped to your house too!
So back to the buffalo chili recipe … I used a crockpot, which made this extremely simple to cook. Just cook the buffalo meat, throw everything in a pot, and wait. I recommend using salt-free beans and tomatoes if you’re going the canned route like I did. Eden Organic is my top choice.
Each serving of this savory buffalo stew has just 234 calories and 9 grams of fat. It’s a healthy, filling meal that’s even better the next day.
|Prep Time||Cook Time||Serves|
|10 min||120 min||6|
Ingredients: Buffalo Chili Recipe
- 1 lb. grass fed ground buffalo meat
- 1 can salt-free tomatoes
- 1 tomato
- 1 large onion
- 1 large stalk of celery
- 2 cups of water
- 1 can salt-free pinto beans
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 2 tsp. chili powder
1. Heat up a pan to medium heat. Cook the ground buffalo meat for about 6-7 minutes until slightly pink, stirring frequently.
2. Rinse the beans and dice the onion, tomato, and celery.
3. Heat your crockpot to high and add all ingredients.
4. Cook for 2 hours on high.
5. Serve while hot. Top with hot sauce if you like a little heat (I used Tennessee Sunshine Hot Sauce)
234 calories, 8 g fat, 17 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 19 g protein, 378 mg sodium