Colorado Buffalo Chili

Colorado Buffalo Chili

Soups, Stews and Chili Chili

This spicy chili recipe uses ground buffalo. To step up the heat, use different peppers and experiment with the seasonings. This gets even better if you let it sit overnight. The chili is so good you'll need to find another way to use up your cheese and crackers.

Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 219
Preparation time: 30m
Total cooking time: 8h 40m


  • 1 pound ground buffalo
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can tomato soup
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chili beans, drained
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 Anaheim chile pepper, chopped
  • 1 poblano chile pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • 1   Brown the buffalo in a skillet over medium heat; season with 1/2 teaspoon cumin and 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste. Drain excess grease.
  • 2   Combine the buffalo, tomatoes with green chiles, tomato soup, kidney beans, chili beans, onion, garlic, Anaheim chile pepper, poblano chile pepper, chili powder, red pepper flakes, 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low overnight or 8 hours.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 2.8g 4%
    Saturated Fat 1.0g  
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 725mg 29%
Potassium 631mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 29.8g 10%
Dietary Fiber 9.9g 40%
Protein 22.3g 45%
Sugars 4g  
Vitamin A 1554IU  
Vitamin C 30mg  
Calcium 77mg  
Iron 5mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 3mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 31mg  
Folate 19mcg