Monday, January 12, 2009

Crockpot Kangaroo Chili

I love chili and make it differently each time, using different meats and different versions of veggie chilis, so when I saw a recipe for kangaroo chili I had to try it out. I've modified it to my taste and to make it slightly more robust. This chili is sweet, spicy, and smokey. It's a rich one, but a goodie.

1. Fry 3-4 slices bacon, non-stick pan (set aside)
2. Fry 1 chopped onion and 2 cloves minced garlic in bacon grease
3. Add 1/2 kg kangaroo mince and 1 red and 1 orange capsicum/bell pepper
4. Add chili powder, cayenne and cumin, to taste
5. Cook until mince is browned
6. Put the lot in a crock pot, along with:
  • 2 cans spicy chili beans (or regular beans doctored up with spices if you can't find spicy chili beans: kidney, pinto, mixed)
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 bottle of beer (any type, to taste--half for the cook and half for the pot)
  • 2-3 tbsp Vegemite, or to taste, but do not overdo it (you can do without it you can't find this in the US)
  • 1 big squeeze of maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 big squeezes BBQ sauce (must be American, preferably a nice mesquite)

Cook on low for 3 hours or so, and serve topped with some grated cheddar and sour cream, as well as come crusty bread (homemade beer bread if you have the time).

**Kangaroo, if you didn't know is a very lean, healthy meat which is similar to steak as a fillet and much tastier than ground beef/mince.


Amy Jemima said...

Looks good! What does kangaroo taste like?

Suzer said...

Quite good actually. It's a very lean meat and exceptionally good for you!

Gloria Chadwick said...
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Jane Gun Shih Ying said...

Some say kangaroo meat tastes like beef - some say chicken - which is which? I don't take beef or lamb - will I enjoy kangaroo? Thanks!

Suzer said...

Definitely doesn't taste like chicken, as it is a red meat. It can be strong tasting, depending on how you cook it. This is a rich recipe, but good.

aaron said...

I've got it cooking. Thanks for the recipe. I am confident it can't be bad. It has bacon!