If you love regular beef chili or even a rich hearty bison and bean chili, you’ll probably love wild hog chili. I wasn’t sure I’d be to fond of pure boar chili, just like I don’t particularly like chili with all pork.
I typically like a combination of meats such as: beef and pork, venison and pork or bison and pork. But I was blown away at the amount of flavor. Just like most wild game meats, wild boar or hogs have less fat than domestically or farm raised pigs. And we all know, less fat means less calories.
That’s not the case with this wild hog chili. Loads of flavor and actually one of my favorite.
Wild Hog Chili
1 lb. ground wild hog meat
1 lb. ground wild hog sausage
1 sweet yellow onion chopped
1 green pepper chopped
1 diced red or green jalapeno pepper
2 cloves minced garlic
2 tbsp. dark chili powder or hatch red chili powder
1 tsp. ancho chili powder
2 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 small can tomato paste
2 cans crushed tomatoes
1 can pork n beans
1 can black beans
1 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
1. Brown the ground wild hog and sausage in a large pot.
2. Add the onions, peppers and garlic and saute for 5 minutes.
3. Add the seasonings and stir.
4. Add the tomatoes and beans and stir.
5. Add water to desired consistency
6. Let the chili simmer for 2 hours.
This is a very rich and hearty wild hog chili that is good to eat on its own with saltines and shredded cheddar cheese. An aged Wisconsin is my favorite cheese to eat with this. If you have any leftovers, make a wild boar nachos with corn tortilla chips, guacamole, jalapenos, diced onions and sour cream.