Après Affection- Wild Game Chili


We would like to introduce you to our new blog series, Après Affection. Here we will round up our favorite treats for post-mountain sessions. Whether it be thirst-quenching cocktails, or sweet and savory treats, our friends all around Park City share with us their recipes and favorite après ski bites.

First up is the famous wild game chili, hailing from Chef Zane Holmquist at Stein Eriksen Lodge.  People travel to Deer Valley from around the world for their beautifully groomed slopes, and many make it a point to make sure to stop at Steins for their après scene and their delectable chili.

Stein Eriksen Lodge Wild Game Chili

Yield: 2 Gallons


  • ¼ cup olive oil or corn oil
  • 2 lbs buffalo, diced in ¾” cubes
  • 2 lbs elk or venison, diced in ¾” cubes
  • 2 lbs wild boar or pork, diced in ¾” cubes
  • 2 lbs (4-5 ea) onions, medium diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoon black pepper
  • ½ cup pasilla chile powder
  • ½ cup New Mexican chili powder
  • 2 cups coffee, brewed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 36 ounce tomato juice
  • 6 – 12 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 4 ½ cups beef stock or three 12-ounce cans of beer
  • ½ gallon water


  1. Mix all the dry spices together and use half the mixture to season the meat
  2. Heat oil in pan (it can’t get hot enough)
  3. Brown meat 10 – 15 minutes in the pan
  4. Add onions and garlic, sauté 3-4 minutes
  5. Add coffee, tomato juice, bay leaf, diced tomatoes, remainder of spice mixture, stock or beer, and water
  6. Simmer for 2-3 hours, until meat is tender
  7. You may have to adjust consistency with more stock or beer and check seasonings
  8. Garnish with sour cream & green onions


About Author

Hailing originally from the East coast, Beth was drawn to the beauty and lifestyle of the West over 8 years ago. She now calls PC home, with her husband, fur babies and new baby girl, Nola. Having lived all over the US, and traveled to about 40 countries, she is always in search of new adventure and culinary exploration. When she isn't busy in the Marketing world, she loves to create, cook, and is inspired by all things nature.

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