STREAMING NOW: Nigella: At My Table

Skippy's Pretty Good Deer Chili

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“It's pretty good for chili that doesn't have tomatoes. This is the chili that everyone at my house will eat...well, except the one who won't eat beans. I scoop a little out before I add the beans and cook it separately just for her. It will also work just as well without the onions if you have someone who won't eat those. If you use ground beef instead of deer, be sure to drain the meat after you brown it. I serve it with cheese and either saltine crackers or cornbread.”
1hr 45mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook onion in oil until tender.
  2. Add meat and cook until browned.
  3. Mix together kosher salt, black pepper, red pepper, chili powder, cumin, onion powder and cocoa.
  4. Stir spice mixture into browned meat.
  5. Add water; cook on medium heat abour 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add tomato juice and chili beans.
  7. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  8. Reduce heat and cover.
  9. Simmer 1 1/2- 2 hours.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a