Fab 4 Buffalo Chili

Bean-Free Buffalo Chili

It’s winter time which means I am making every chili, stew and soup recipe in my repertoire.

Starting with this classic, freezer-friendly buffalo chili! You can also swap buffalo for beef, bison, turkey, or Force of Nature ancestral blend (code Kelly10 gets you 10% off your purchase). Yum—perfect for watching the game at home or tailgating.


  • Prep Time

    5 minutes

  • Total Time

    45 minutes

  • Servings

    8-10 (1 cup)

  • Freezer Friendly



  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ medium white onion
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pound ground buffalo meat
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1½ teaspoons smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups bone broth
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onions
  • Avocado chunks, for serving


  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium-low heat. Add the onion, celery, and garlic and sauté until the onion is translucent.
  2. Add the meat, breaking it up into small pieces with a spoon as it cooks.
  3. Stir in the chili powder, paprika, oregano, cayenne, cumin, salt, and black pepper and cook until the meat is evenly browned about 6 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes, broth, and bell pepper and stir. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes to allow the flavors to develop.
  5. Serve with avocado chunks alongside, and enjoy!