Florida Orange Buffalo Chili

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups Florida Orange Juice
  • 1 tsp. Florida Orange Zest, chopped
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 ½ lb. ground buffalo meat
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp. jalapeño pepper, seeded, diced
  • 2 tbsp. chopped garlic                      .
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 (20-oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. fresh oregano
  • 1 tbsp. chipotle chile, seeded, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. finely ground cornmeal
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream

Preparation

Florida Orange Buffalo Chili

1. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tbsp. olive oil and buffalo meat; season with salt and pepper to taste.

2. Brown buffalo meat until cooked through; remove buffalo meat from skillet and reserve.

3. In large stock pot over medium heat, place remaining 2 tbsp. olive oil, red and green peppers, onion, jalapeño pepper and garlic.

4. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes until onions are tender. Add chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder and cumin; cook for 1 to 2 more minutes to toast spices.

5. Add tomatoes, Florida Orange Juice, oregano, chipotle chiles, cornmeal and Florida Orange Zest; cook over medium-low heat for 45 minutes.

6. Serve chili in bowls; top with cheddar cheese and sour cream.

Serving Suggestion:
Serve with Florida Orange–Jalapeño Cornbread.