Rattlesnake Chili


1 large onion, chopped

3 large garlic cloves, minced

1 red bell pepper, chopped

3 jalapeno peppers, chopped

1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes

1 15 oz. can tomato paste

1 28 oz. can chili beans

1/4 cup chili powder

2 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. black pepper

2 lb. rattlesnake meat

juice from 1/2 lemon

Simmer rattlesnake in water and lemon juice for 1 hour, remove and separate meat from bones.

Combine de-boned meat with the rest of the ingredients in a crockpot and slow-cook for 6-8 hours, or bring to boil in large cooking pot and simmer for 2 hours.