You can really eat high on the hog when you’re camping. And you don’t even have to work hard to get some yummy comfort food bubbling over the campfire. In fact, there’s so many ways of cooking on a campfire, I’m sure you’ll find something yummy to whip up in no time.
May I recommend this easy Campfire Chili Recipe? I am stealing this recipe from my sister. I don’t know where she got it from – probably her brainy chef mind!
This soup is perfect for camping, and not just because it’s chili (which is awesome outdoor food!). The minimal ingredients in this campfire chili recipe, and the super fast prep make it perfect for kicking back and enjoying the outdoors instead of slaving over a hot fire!
We’ve enjoyed this soup many times now (once with turkey, usually with beef) and it’s been delicious each time! I am sure there are other ingredients you could add, but why complicate things!
Campfire Chili Recipe
- 1 lb. ground beef or turkey, precooked
- 1 can sweet corn
- 1 can beans, rinsed, drained (your chocie: black beans, canellini, or kidney)
- 1 jar salsa
- Cumin, to taste
- Chili Powder, to taste
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Add all ingredients into a large pot.
- Stir to mix thoroughly.
- Heat through until bubbly.
- Serve with shredded Cheddar cheese and / or sour cream topping if desired
Here’s some tips: For camping, brown meat ahead of time and freeze. Put frozen into your cooler, and when it’s time to make dinner, just add it to the pot at whatever thawing stage it’s at.
*Please take care to use or refrigerate the meat before it reaches 40 degrees F. (the danger zone for contamination).
What’s your favorite easy outdoor / camping recipes or food tip?