Easy Buffalo Chili

Easy Buffalo Chili

Total Time

25 minutes

Serving Size



  • 1 cup diced yellow onions
  • 12 oz ground buffalo
  • 1 (15 oz) can reduced-sodium pinto beans
  • 1 (15.5 oz) can chili starter (or chili with beans)
  • 1 cup mild fresh salsa
  • Chili toppings such as cheese, onions, and sour cream (optional)


  1. Preheat large saucepan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Place onions and meat in pan; cook 3–4 minutes, stirring to crumble meat, until no pink remains.
  2. Reduce heat to low; drain and rinse beans. Stir in chili starter, beans, and salsa; simmer 10–12 minutes until thoroughly heated and meat is 160°F. Serve with your choice of toppings, if using.

Other preparation methods

Grill: Preheat grill on medium-high. Combine 24 oz ground buffalo, ½ cup thick salsa, and ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese; shape into 12 patties (wash hands). Grill patties 3–4 minutes on each side until 160°F. Serve on slider buns with your favorite toppings.

Bake: Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine 12 oz ground buffalo with ¼ cup chopped onions, 1 teaspoon smokehouse maple seasoning, and ½ cup each barbecue sauce and panko bread crumbs; shape into 12 meatballs (wash hands). Place on foil-lined baking sheet; bake 17–18 minutes until 160°F.

Nutritional information

Amount per ¼ recipe serving: Calories 280, Total Fat 6.00g, Sat Fat 2.50g, Trans Fat 0.00g, Chol 50mg, Sodium 1410mg, Total Carb 33g, Fiber 8.00g, Sugars 5g, Protein 26g, Calc 8%, Vit A 0%, Vit C 0%, Iron 30%