We made this traditional comfort food into a wild and smoky chili-flavored backcountry hug.
Our ultimate chili is not just another average meal, made with tender venison, spicy peppers, and smoky sauce, our wild chili has an amazingly rich flavor. A bowl of our chili will stick to your ribs and keep you warm on the chilliest of nights.
|Servings per package - 1||Serving size - 3 oz (85g)|
|Total Calories - 630||Protein - 47g|
|Fat - 35g||Net Carbohydrates - 18g|
Backpack weight information
|Total Package Weight||139g (4.8oz)|
|Package Dimensions||20.32cm L × 5.08cm W x 20.32cm H (8" L x 2" W x 7" H)|
The Taste of Venison
The growing popularity of venison is a testament to its well-documented health-giving properties, with many nutritional experts praising it for its low-fat content and abundance of minerals and vitamins. But this ultra-lean meat is also beloved for its flavor, often very distinct from beef and other red meats.
When people describe the taste and texture of venison, they often use words like rich or earthy; this is festive-tasting meat, often imbued with hints of the acorns, sage, and herbs that the deer enjoyed during its life.
Sometimes people are a bit hesitant to try venison because they may have had wild venison, which can be gamey and tough. But farmed venison tastes very different and not gamey at all. It’s really tasty and tender.
Benefits & Nutrition
Venison is lean, low in fat, cholesterol, and calories, and high in iron. According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, Cervena venison has one-fifth of the fat and 100 fewer calories per 3.5 ounces serving of beef.
Red meat is one of the best sources of easily absorbable iron, and venison contains more iron than both beef and lamb. Venison is also classified as a “nutrient-dense” source of protein because it’s packed with many nutrients required for good health. Venison also tends to be far higher in niacin and iron than beef and is a good source of Vitamins B12, B6, and riboflavin.
What’s more, the quality of the fat is better in venison. That’s because venison has higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids than beef. The exception is with grass-fed beef, which is similar to venison. The difference is the food source: grass. The grass has a great source of these heart-healthy antioxidants, so unless your deer was morbidly obese and hanging out in the grain field most of its life, you’ll be eating healthier with venison.