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Bison Chili - Out of the Vault

You asked for it and so we brought it back. Try this amazing bison chili recipe straight out of the Lone Peak Bison recipe vault for dinner tonight.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 3 lbs (3 packages) ground bison meat
  • 2 large onions - chopped
  • 16 oz can peeled tomatoes
  • 25 oz can kidney beans
  • 25 oz can chili beans
  • 4 cups ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon garlic - minced
  • 2 teaspoons cilantro - chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper - freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered mustard
  • salt and pepper - to taste

Optional (for a spicier chili)

  • chopped jalapeƱo peppers - to taste


  1. Brown the bison in a large skillet over medium-high heat, season with salt and pepper as desired.

    Optional Step: add onions to bison and cook until tender.

  2. In a large pot (or Crock Pot) add the ground bison, onions, tomatoes, chili beans, kidney beans, ketchup, garlic, cilantro, chili powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, thyme and powdered mustard. Stir to combine.

  3. Simmer at medium heat on stove top (or in Crock Pot on low heat) for at least 1 hour, stirring occasionally. 

Recipe Notes

You can serve this delicious bison chili recipe in bowls or on a baked potato with some shredded cheddar cheese on top.