Elk Meat Chili

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 2 hours


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 24, 2022
"The longer this hearty chili simmers, the better it tastes!" remarks field editor Jo Maasberg of Farson, Wyoming. "It's a cold-weather favorite at our ranch."


  • 2 pounds ground elk or buffalo meat
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (28 ounces) pork and beans, undrained
  • 3 tablespoons salsa
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook elk and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 307 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 626mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 6g fiber), 30g protein.