Protein-Packed Smoky Bison Chili Recipe

Protein-Packed Smoky Bison Chili
It's time to spice up your diet with this heat-filled Smoky Bison Chili recipe that packs as much protein as it does flavor, and is perfect as a hearty meal.

Nutrition Facts

Number of Servings: 4
  • 405
  • 41.2
    g
  • 29.2
    g
  • 13.7
    g
  • *Nutrition includes all of the items listed above, as used, excluding the CocoNutter.
  • Notice: Eating the right diet for your goals may result in increased gains and decreased bodyfat.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Ground Bison (can sub Ground Beef or Turkey, if desired)
  • 1 slice Low Sodium Bacon, chopped
  • 1 can (15oz) Fire-Roasted Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup No-Salt Tomato Sauce
  • 1 medium Onion, diced
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 can Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup - 3/4 cup Water or Beef Broth (depending how thick you like your chili)
  • 1 tsp. Chipotle Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp. Chili Powder (or more Chipotle Chili Powder)
  • 1/2 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt, if desired
  • 1/4 tsp. White Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1-2 tsp. Hickory Liquid Smoke
  • 1 1/2 scoops Whey Protein*
  • 1 tbsp. SweetSpreads Chocolate Brownie CocoNutter, optional

Cooking Instructions

  1. Coat the bottom of a large pot with oil or non-stick spray.
  2. Sauté chopped onion, garlic, and bacon for 2 minutes or until onion becomes slightly translucent.
  3. Add in bison and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add in fire roasted tomatoes, pasta sauce and all seasonings.
  5. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Stir in your unflavored Protein powder.
  7. Mix in kidney beans.
  8. Add in water or broth until desired thickness.
  9. Add in liquid smoke.
  10. Allow to simmer for 30 minutes.
  11. Stir in Sweet Spreads Chocolate Brownie CocoNutter, if desired (believe me, it’s awesome!).
  12. Serve topped with greek yogurt, shredded cheddar and fresh chives.

*Can sub any unflavored whey protein powder or remove from recipe completely.

Serving Suggestions

Makes 4 servings.

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Sarah Kesseli is a food, nutrition and health expert and Muscle & Strength's own Resident Chef and Recipe Developer!

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