Spicy Elk Chili

Civilized Caveman
5 from 15 votes
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 3 -4




  • Preheat a dutch oven or large stock pot over medium heat
  • Add in a cooking fat of your choice, like always we used 3 tablespoons of bacon fat
  • Add in your onions and sweat them for about 10 minutes or until translucent
  • Add in your peppers and zucchini and sauté for another 5 minutes
  • Stir in your ground elk meat and all the spices and mix well, stir every minute or so for 7-9 minutes until your elk is cooked
  • Add your tomato sauce, fire-roasted tomatoes, and cinnamon stick and stir well
  • Reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer for at least 45 minutes
  • Serve hot and enjoy


  • Combine all the above ingredients in your crock pot and mix well
  • Turn on low and let cook for 8 hours
  • Serve and enjoy