Irresistible Venison Chili with Chocolate Habanero Balsamic Twist

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Experience a chili like no other with our Irresistible Venison Chili recipe, featuring a tantalizing twist of Chocolate Habanero Balsamic. This hearty dish combines tender diced stewing venison, a medley of aromatic spices, and the perfect balance of heat and sweetness from Chef Wayne's Chocolate Habanero Balsamic Chilli Sauce. Prepare to be captivated by the rich flavors and velvety texture of this unique chili. Whether you're seeking comfort on a chilly evening or impressing guests at a gathering, this recipe promises to elevate your culinary repertoire.


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ kg diced stewing venison
  • 3 large carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • Pinch of chili powder
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 2 tbsp Chef Wayne's Chocolate Habanero Balsamic Chilli Sauce
  • 1 heaped tbsp plain flour
  • 500 ml red wine
  • 300 ml beef stock
  • 400 g can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 large sprig of thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 50 g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids or more)

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4. Heat vegetable oil in a large flameproof casserole dish and brown the diced venison in batches. Set aside once browned.

Step 2: In the same casserole dish, lightly brown the chopped carrots and onions. Stir in cumin seeds, ground coriander, chili powder, and plain flour. Let the spices release their enticing aromas.

Step 3: Add red wine, beef stock, and the can of chopped tomatoes to the dish. Incorporate Chef Wayne's Chocolate Habanero Balsamic Chilli Sauce, thyme sprig, and bay leaves. Stir well to combine flavors.

Step 4: Cover the casserole dish with a lid and transfer it to the preheated oven. Cook for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Remove the lid and continue cooking for an additional hour until the venison becomes tender.

Step 5: Allow the chili to cool slightly, then stir in the dark chocolate. Let it melt and infuse the dish with its richness and depth of flavor.

Step 6: Serve the Irresistible Venison Chili hot, garnished with fresh cilantro or grated dark chocolate for an elegant touch. Pair it with warm crusty bread or fluffy rice to fully savor the harmonious blend of bold spices, tender venison, and the alluring chocolate habanero balsamic twist.

Get ready to delight your taste buds with our exceptional Venison Chili, where the combination of robust flavors, tender meat, and the subtle allure of chocolate habanero balsamic creates a culinary masterpiece. Embrace the warmth and satisfaction of this remarkable dish that will leave you craving more.

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