Venison chili & cornbread waffles 

My daughters favorite request for dinner is breakfast, she loves breakfast type food from morning to night. With that being said I’ve had to come up with creative ways to dinner up your typical breakfast foods. One easy way to do this is by creating waffles. A waffle maker gives you the room for your creative juices to flow. One of these creations soon became a family favorite, corn bread waffles.

Now I’ve takin that cornbread waffle recipe and even created pancakes with it, but let’s focus on one thing at a time.

This recipe takes those cornbread waffles and tops them with homemade venison chili and beer battered onion rings. When one hears waffles, chili and onion rings they automatically raise their hand for another plate, so let’s dive in.


Let’s start with the chili seasoning. This is my not so secret chili seasoning. I’ve had many people tell me this chili mix has soon become their family favorite. Plus you know what’s in it and not what’s on the label.

Chili mix: 

4 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (don’t add if you don’t want spice)
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (don’t add if you don’t want spice)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons paprika
1 ½ tablespoons cumin
2 teaspoons sea salt
4 teaspoons cracked pepper
1 tablespoon dried garlic
1 tablespoon dried onion


Mix all ingredients in small bowl and store in air tight container

When ready to use add 2 tablespoons of Chili mix to 1 pound of meat.
Sometimes I add more depended on how strong I want the flavor.


Now that we’ve got the mix it’s time for the chili recipe.

Super simple venison chili: 



1 pound Game meat

(Any ground game meat, shredded or left over steak can be used)

2 cans chili beans

1 can black beans

1 can dark kidney beans

1 can navy beans

1 can pinto beans

1 can fire roasted tomatoes

1 can 8oz tomato paste

2 tablespoons homemade Chili Mix

1 sweet onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons cooking oil

12 Oz liquid; Beer or water


In Dutch oven or skillet heat oil over medium heat, add onions heat until onions become translucent. Next add garlic and cook additional 1-2 minutes not burning the garlic. Next in same pan add ground meat, Worcestershire, ½ tablespoon of chili mix, salt and pepper to taste. Brown the meat and enjoy the smell!

If you’re using a Slow Cooker add the meat mixture to crock pot and follow the next directions. If using Dutch oven or large pot follow directions below.

Open and drain all bean except for the chili beans, do not drain them.

Add beans, tomatoes, tomato paste, remaining chili mix and liquid, stir everything mixing with the meat mixture.

(At this point you can add any other ingredient you see fit. Corn, pepper, chilies, celery anything you want to add for more flavor of family favorites.)

If using a Slow Cooker set to low and cook for 7-8 hours or 5-6 hours on high

If using Dutch oven or large pot bring chili to boil then reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours or more


Okay, chili is made and cooking like a champ time for the cornbread waffles!

Butter milk Cornbread Waffles:


1 ¼ cups flour

3/4 cup corn meal

2/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup sugar

1 tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. salt

1 large egg

1 cup butter milk

¾ cup canola oil


Preheat Waffle iron

Mix all ingredients, make sure not to over mix

pour 3/4 cup of batter into greased waffle iron and cook until golden brown

Remove waffle

(Dice in some jalapenos for an extra kick)


Okay now we’ve got the waffles & chili out next step with those beer battered onion rings!!

Beer Battered Onion rings:


2-3 cups flour

1 cup of your favorite beer

1 Tbsp. Paprika

1 Tbsp. Cracked pepper

1 onion, sliced into rings


Mix all ingredients minus the onions until fully mixed.

dredge each onion ring into flour, then dredge in beer batter

Add onion ring to hot oil (375) and cook until golden brown. try not to crowd the oil as your cooking.

Remove from oil and drain on wire rack.



So lets Review..

  1. Homemade chili
  2. Homemade Cornbread waffles
  3.  Homemade Beer battered onion rings

Now gather your favorite toppings and build your master piece!



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