Nothing is as hearty as big bowl of chili when you are sitting around the campfire in the late evening. If you are hanging around the campsite all day long, you can use dry beans of your choice for this recipe, but if you want your chili to be a lot less trouble and get done faster, then follow this easy recipe.
Some Dutch oven dishes need the big pot and this is one of them . If it has a handle for hanging over a fire tripod you can cook it that way. If not, just sit in on top of your fire grill over a very low fire or cook it on low using your camp stove. Since you’ll be using canned beans, it won’t take much to heat it up, but you want the flavors to have time to meld together well. You can take a look at all of our Dutch Over Recipes here.
2 lbs ground beef
1 green bell pepper
1 bottle of Chili hot sauce
2 cans of diced tomatoes
2 cans of chili hot beans
2 cans of dark red kidney beans
1 can of tomato sauce
1 to 2 pkgs of chili seasoning of your choice
Brown your hamburger, chopped pepper, and onion in your Dutch oven and drain off almost of the grease. Add all of your other ingredients and allow it to simmer with whichever cooking method you have chosen, either over the fire or on top of your camping stove. Cook for about an hour, stirring occasionally. This makes a great tasting chili that doesn’t take all day.
If you prefer using dry beans instead of canned, you will need to cook those slowly according to the pkg. directions first during the day and then fix up your ground beef and other ingredients to mix in close to the end of the bean cooking time and allow it all to simmer for about another 30 minutes at least. Never underestimate the delicious dinner or even breakfast camping meals you can make in the great outdoors!