Cold Spring Tavern Wild Game Black Bean Chili


  • 24 oz. dry black beans
  • 40 oz. meat (venison, buffalo, rabbit are recommended), chopped or ground as desired
  • 24 oz. fresh pasilla chiles
  • 24 oz. onions
  • 12 oz. diced tomatoes
  • 3 oz. chili powder
  • 2 oz. cumin seed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Water


Cook the beans in water according to package directions. This will dictate the basic amount of water to use. Feel free to add water to yield your preferred chili consistency.

In a frying pan, sauté the meat until browned; reserve; sauté the onions and chilies until the onions are transparent (use a little canola oil if fat from meat is insufficient).

Combine the beans, meat, onions and chili; add tomatoes.

Add seasonings and salt and pepper to taste.Simmer for one hour.

Servings: 1.1 gallons
Source: Cold Spring Tavern, Santa Barbara, CA
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member

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