Many chili recipes use a little of A LOT, but this super easy campfire chili minimizes ingredients while maximizing flavor…Jump to Recipe
Most chili recipes have a LONG list of ingredients that add a bit of this and a bit of that. But who has room to take all of that camping?
Instead, you can make this super easy campfire chili with a handful of ingredients and nearly ZERO prep. It eliminates excess ingredients while still packing plenty of flavor.
With ground meat and two types of beans, it’s a hearty meal that’s perfect to cozy up with under the stars after a day of adventuring.
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Vegetarian Campfire Chili Alternative
Don’t worry, vegetarian friends. You can easily make this a vegetarian chili by making two simple changes.
First, omit the ground meat. It’s still packed with protein from the two types of beans.
Second, substitute the beef broth with a can of beer. Yep, your favorite beer will work well!
(Even using beer, this recipe is still kid-friendly since the alcohol and smell of beer burns off during cooking.)
Want to Spice It Up?
This recipe has a mild spice level. If you like spicy campfire chili, you can add a 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper or 1 jalapeno pepper finely chopped. That’ll bring it up to medium heat.
For you firebreathers out there, you can really turn up the heat by substituting the smoked paprika for chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Even if you like it very spicy, we recommend scraping out the seeds and ribs. Then add the desired amount of peppers and sauce to the chili.*
*Pro Tip: Start with a few peppers and then add to taste as the flavors combine during cooking.
Hearty Campfire Chili
Alrighty, are you ready for this deliciously simple chili recipe? We know we are! Give it a try, and let us know how you like it in the comments below.
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