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Camp Chili Recipe

Camp Chili

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"A favorite at hunting camp. This is a quick, one pot meal using ground beef, beans and rice. Serve with crushed red pepper flakes and hot pepper sauce on the side for individual tastes."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 30 mins

    1 hr 40 mins


  1. In a large pot over medium high heat, saute the ground beef for 5 minutes. Add the onions and garlic and saute for 5 to 10 more minutes.
  2. Add the pork and beans, kidney beans, tomatoes, chili powder, beer and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir thoroughly and reduce heat to medium low.
  3. Cover and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. Cook the rice according to package directions. Serve the chili over the rice.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 20, 2003

Three cheers Peter! We loved this but I did make a few changes: First, I halved the recipe. Second, while browning the onions/garlic/beef, I added a good dash of all-season salt. Then, when it came time to add the beans/tomatoes, I omitted the kidney beans (none available) BUT I added a 15oz can of tomato sauce, and a couple good shakes of paprika and cumin. Once you let this simmer - it thickens nicely and the flavors are GREAT! We didn't serve over rice b/c we thought it was great w/out it BUT we did sprinkle some sharp cheddar cheese over our bowls to melt. Great recipe and with the small changes I made - I will definately make this again...esspecially at our cabin this fall! Good & hearty! Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 16, 2007

It is ok. I have had better. Granted I changed the recipe a little. I didn't put in as much onion, cause I thought that three onions sounded like a lot. And I cut back on the chili powder as well, knowing that my 4 year old would probably want to try it at some point.

Feb 20, 2007

Added some seasonings for personal preference and stopped short of adding the rice. Good flavor.

Dec 21, 2007

I love this recipe - simple, and versatile: witness the variations mentioned in various reviews here. It produces a rich and thick chili, with just the right flavor that you can spice up - or not - according to your taste. For me, it's great as is. It's also great when I decide to spice it up and make it hot with some hot sauce and hot pepper flakes. It's a great treat that can be adapted to anyone's taste. Bravo! I love it and encourage everyone to try it!

Oct 11, 2002

I have made this three times now at home in my crock pot and boy is it a favorite to everyone. It is easy to prepare and make and it tastes great too. Great recipe. I recommend it highly.

Aug 27, 2004

I thought this was pretty good. I didn't have any pork and beans, so I added baked beans instead. I liked the taste, but my husband didn't.

Oct 24, 2003

I happened to have some pork and beans around the house and didn't know what to do with them because they don't taste that great out of the can. So I followed this recipe and made chili for the first time. It was so good! The only downside is that the recipe produces a bland chili, so I added extra red pepper powder, cumin, cocoa, cinnamon, and paprika.

May 20, 2007

Wasn't well liked by our family. The baked beans were too sweet.


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  • Calories
  • 637 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.9 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 104 mg
  • 35%
  • Fat
  • 32.7 g
  • 50%
  • Fiber
  • 14.2 g
  • 57%
  • Protein
  • 32 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 838 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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