Food Fight Friday: Venison Bratwurst vs Venison Chili

I don't know what's it like where you live, but it's finally starting to feel like fall around here. The frosty mornings and shorter days call for comfort food--like this week's Food Fight entries. It doesn't get more comfortable than a hot bowl of chili, submitted by SMC1986. If your fall calls for tailgate parties, take a look at frequent Food Fighter Levi Banks's unique take on venison bratwurst. Pretty sure I'll be voting twice this week.

Levi Banks's Smoked Bratwurst

I made some smoked bratwurst from deer and since they were basically cooked when they went into freezer bags I figured they only needed to be warmed up a bit. I had some bread dough so I thought about pigs in a blanket. I rolled them up in squares of the dough with a few slices of onion and baked them in the oven until they looked done.

SMC1986's Chili

With all the rain last week here in the northeast I whipped up a pot of venison chili. I haven't set foot in a treestand yet this year because the fishing is still good, but with the colder weather, I'm starting to get the itch. This was made with a cubed roast from one of my deer last season. I added pinto and red kidney beans and some special seasonings, then three hours in the Dutch oven simmering. Perfect meal for a cold rainy day.

If you're cooking up some comfort food or finding new ways to use up fall's bounty of fish and game, snap a photo and email it and a short description to