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Alligator Chili

Posted in : Chili on by : Daphne


1 tbs olive oil1 green bell pepper, diced1 sweet onion, diced2 lbs ground alligator meat1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes1 (32 ounce) bottle tomato-vegetable juice cocktail (such as V8®)1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained1 tbs chipotle chile in adobo sauce, chopped1 tbs chili powder1 tsp ground cumin1 tsp ground cinnamon1 tsp smoked paprika1 tsp celery salt1/2 tsp ground gingersalt and pepper to taste1 dash hot sauce, or to taste


Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the green bell pepper and onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high heat and stir in the ground alligator. Cook and stir until the meat is crumbly, and evenly browned. Drain and discard any excess grease. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato-vegetable juice cocktail, black beans, kidney beans, and chipotle chile. Season with chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, smoked paprika, celery salt, ground ginger, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 2 to 3 hours, stirring in water if the chili becomes too thick. Serve with hot sauce.