Inspired by The Varsity in Atlanta, this recipes trades in the standard beef for bison (not to be confused with buffalo). Bison is leaner and higher in iron content than beef, but is similar in flavor and texture. To make it into chili, fry onions and garlic with spices like cumin and chili powder, deglaze the pan with beer, add the ground bison and some tomatoes, and simmer for about an hour. Use the chili to smother hot dogs (or bison dogs if you want to go all-out bison), and set up a build-it-yourself hot dog bar of cheese, onion, and pepper toppings for your next party.
Check out our guide to bison to learn all the basics about this game animal, including other sourcing options and recipes.
What to buy: You can purchase ground bison meat at gourmet grocers or online.
This recipe was featured as part of our Game Meat Recipes for the Big Game.