Have venison? Try my three pepper Slow Cooker Venison Chili that is full of veggies and spice.

Slow Cooker Venison Chili

This Slow Cooker Venison Chili is my favorite way to use up venison! I use three different types of peppers; jalapeño, Anaheim, and yellow bell pepper. It is just the right amount of heat! I top the chili with cheddar cheese, green onions, and serve cornbread on the side.

We often have more venison than we know what to do with it, and when I run out I often buy ground venison from my butcher, they have it in the freezer case. This chili is requested by my husband often, we like to make this chili when we are RV camping too!

Slow Cooker Venison Chili

How to make Venison Chili:

You will need these ingredients:

  • Ground venison, browned
  • Salt and pepper
  • Onion powder
  • White onion
  • Jalapeno
  • Poblano or Anaheim pepper
  • Yellow bell pepper
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Tomato paste
  • Beef broth
  • Water
  • Black beans
  • Chili seasoning mix
Slow Cooker Venison Chili


  • Add everything to the slow cooker and stir.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  • Stir and serve with toppings such as cheddar cheese, green onion and oyster crackers.
Slow Cooker Venison Chili

Can I add beer?

Yes! Add a 12 oz. can of beer instead of the beef broth, it will add depth of flavor to the chili. I often do this with beef chili too, it smells great while cooking.

Slow Cooker Venison Chili

Other great slow cooker venison recipes that I love:

  • Slow Cooker Barbecue Venison
  • Slow Cooker Venison Stroganoff
  • Slow Cooker Venison Roast
  • Slow Cooker Kitchen Sink Venison Soup
  • Slow Cooker Venison Stew
Slow Cooker Venison Chili

Reader reviews:

BEST Venison chili ever I have made this twice for chili cookouts and won 1st place in both with this is awesome chili.”

Super bomb. I have had some good chili and none compare to this recipe. Thanks for the recipe!”

Slow Cooker Venison Chili

Can I use a venison roast instead of


If you have cubed venison (stew meat) or a venison roast you need to use, you can use that in this recipe. Use 1-2 pounds of cubed venison or cut a small roast into cubes and cook as directed in the recipe card, though no need to brown the meat.

Slow Cooker Venison Chili

Slow Cooker Venison Chili

5 from 6 votes
Spicy venison chili filled with veggies, full of flavor!
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Venison Chili
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 263kcal
Author: Sarah Olson

Equipment Needed:

  • Slow Cooker – 4 quart or larger


  • 1 lb. ground venison
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 cup white onion diced
  • 1 jalapeño minced
  • 1 Poblano or Aneheim pepper diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1.25 oz. pkt. Mccormick Chili Seasoning Packet
  • 14 oz. can beef broth (or one 12 oz. can of beer)
  • 1 cup water
  • 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes with jalapeños
  • 15 oz. can black beans drained
  • 15 oz. can kidney beans drained
  • 6 oz. can tomato paste


  • In a non-stick skillet set to medium heat brown the venison, while the meat is cooking season it with a sprinkle over the salt, pepper, and onion powder.
  • Add the meat to the slow cooker.
  • Add all the rest of the ingredients.
  • Stir.
  • Set the slow cooker to low for 8 hours.
  • Ladle the chili in bowls, and top with cheese, and green onions, serve with cornbread.
  • Enjoy!

How to Video:

Recipe Notes:

Cubed venison stew meat or a small venison roast cut into cubes can be used instead of the ground venison. No need to brown the meat. The cooking time remains the same.
Nutritional values are approximate. Please use your own calculations if you require a special diet. The values below are for 1/8 of the recipe and do not include toppings.


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 610mg | Potassium: 1092mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2670IU | Vitamin C: 54.3mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 6.5mg
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First Published: 01/12/2014

Updated: 07/18/2019

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  • Slow Cooker V8 Chili
  • Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Chili
  • Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili
  • Slow Cooker No Bean Texas Chili
  • Slow Cooker Beef Enchilada Chili
  • Slow Cooker Chipotle Turkey Chili
  • Slow Cooker Steakhouse Chili
  • Slow Cooker White Chicken Poblano Chili
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