Camping Chili Recipe

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Below is the same information with a couple of embellishments.

Throw the following in a pot, bring to a boil and then simmer for 30 minutes.


one pound of cooked ground meat (beef, chicken, turkey, pork, venison or other or maybe in  combination. if it is greasy meat, drain it. If you are a vegetarian you can skip the meat part and add an extra can of beans.

A Cooked Onion

Chop (1) onion and cook it up in some oil. If the meat you chose is fatty, you can cook the onion and the meat together. Use a large onion if like onions and a medium one if you are not a big fan. Optionally you can also chop and cook a poblano pepper, a green pepper or a bell pepper (but not a doctor pepper). This would also be a good place to mince and cook up 2 to 4 cloves of garlic if you like garlic.


Add  (2) 15 oz cans from the following List.

Kidney Beans

Pinto Beans

Black Beans

Chili Beans

Pork and Beans

Ranch Style Beans

Lima Beans

Garbanzo Beans (chick-peas)

Cannellini Beans

Great Norther Beans

Almost any Bean Really.

Corn (ok not a bean, but still fibrous)

Some people drain and rinse the beans, while others don’t. It’s chili so you really can’t go too wrong


To the pot add 1 or 2 Cans of Stewed Tomatoes, or diced tomatoes or tomato Soup or tomato paste or ketchup if you are really in a tomato bind.


2 tsp to 2 tbs of chili powder

1 to 2 tsps of cumin

Additional Optional spices

2 tsp Sugar

Salt and Pepper to Taste

1/2 tsp Oregano

1 tsp Paprika

Garlic Powder

Spicy But Not Spices...

Chopped Jalapeno

1 Small Can Green Chili


if it look too thick to boil, add a little water... or a can of Beer.



Serve Chili  Over



Corn Chips

Top  Chilli With

Shredded Cheese

Sour Cream

Serve Chili With


Corn Bread

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