You don’t have to work hard to get 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. I recommend this easy Campfire Chili Recipe for your next camping trip!
I’ve borrowed this recipe from my sister. I don’t know where she got it from – probably her brainy chef mind!
Our easy Campfire Chili Recipe
This Campfire Chili Recipe is perfect for camping, and not just because it’s chili (which is awesome outdoor food!). The minimal ingredients and the super fast prep make it perfect for kicking back and enjoying the outdoors instead of slaving over a hot fire! Plus it’s one of those one-pot recipes, so there isn’t a ton of cleanup either.
We’ve enjoyed this soup recipe many times now (once with turkey, usually with beef) and it’s been delicious and quick each time! I am sure there are other ingredients you could add to personalize your pot of chili, but why complicate things!
How to make this easy Campfire Chili Recipe
Besides making this recipe for camping, you’ll love that you prepare it ahead of time at home too! I’ve made chili this way plenty of times at home when I just need something quick and hadn’t planned ahead to chop all the veggies fresh.
Before you start, here’s some cooking tips: For camping, brown the meat* ahead of time and freeze. Put the frozen meat 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 meat before it reaches 40 degrees F. (the danger zone for contamination).
And that’s it!? Are you surprised how easy this recipe is? Because you prep a little ahead of time, and use jarred and canned ingredients, the start-to-finish work is basically nil! So long as you don’t burn the pan, clean up is a cinch too!
Here’s the 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
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