It’s about time I created a recipe for all the outdoorsmen and their families who follow this nutrition blog. This Woodsman Chili and Cornbread is particularly good during the harsh winter months. Cold afternoons call for warm chili with a touch of spice to heighten your senses. Chili is a complete & balanced meal in itself, it contains good quality protein, complex carbohydrates, and fats to help absorb all the vitamins & nutrients. Take a walk on the wild side with me, let’s start harvesting that game meat and put it to good use towards our lean & healthy diet.
I specifically simplified this recipe, feel free to add in anything else you might like. Top it with your favorite toppings, season it with your favorite seasonings. If you like it with more of a kick, add more hot sauce or red cayenne pepper. If you like it filled with more tomatoes, by all means add more tomatoes. In my opinion, chili is so versatile and specific to the person making it. I’ve always known that true Texas Chili doesn’t use beans, however I was born and raised in Central Texas yet I also grew up with beans in my chili. The chili stereotypes don’t exist, you should make it the way you want to eat it.
Although this Woodsman Chili calls for harvested wild game, you can certainly use another type of ground meat such as beef or turkey. However, the benefits of using wild game are astounding considering the time, effort, and energy put in to bringing it home. Wild game meat usually has a bit tougher consistency due to the reduction of overall adipose (fat) tissue in the animal. Using another fat source while cooking is necessary to help enhance the flavor and texture.
Among other sources of animal protein, wild game contains the same vitamins & minerals such as certain B vitamins (thiamin, niacin, riboflavin), iron, and copper. Harvested wild game has also shown to contain some added benefits. Contributed to the ruminous animals diet, there has been a few studies to suggest an increase in precursors of vitamin A, E, and antioxidants. Furthermore, the meat provides a great source of lean protein to sustain a healthy diet.
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