Black Bear Chili


A pound or two of ground black bear meat

2 cups chopped onion

A couple of diced peppers (jalapeño, anaheim, and habenero is what we used)

4 cloves minced garlic

2 15 oz. cans of beans (we used kidney and pinto), rinsed and drained

2 14.5 oz. cans undrained diced tomatoes

1 15 oz. can tomato sauce

1 cup water

3 tbsp. chili powder

1 tbsp. chipoltle chili pepper (dried)

2 tsp. dried basil

1 tsp. black pepper

In a Dutch oven cook bear meat, peppers, onions, and garlic until meat is browned and onion is tender. Stir in beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, and seasonings. Bring to boil, reduce heat, and simmer covered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.