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Papa Funk's Campfire Chili Recipe
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Papa Funk's Campfire Chili

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"Great recipe. It makes a lot but my family likes it so much there is never any left over. It's great on a cold night. It is my brother's recipe; he ran his own campground for awhile."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 25 mins


  1. Break ground beef and sausage into small pieces and put into the crock of a large slow cooker; add tomato sauce, dark red kidney beans, roma tomatoes, celery, green bell pepper, light red kidney beans, white kidney beans, beer, sweet onion, red bell pepper, tomato paste, green chile peppers, chili powder, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, cumin, and barbeque sauce.
  2. Cook on Low for 8 hours.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • You can cook this on low on the stove in a large pot for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Mar 19, 2015

Papa Funk's Campfire Chili: "I am glad I halved, because this makes a boatload! Funky fresh and great!" So many ingredients that I thought would compete w/ one another, and I mean SO many ingredients making up SO much chili, that whew, I'm glad that I halved it from the get-go, b/c I still had leftovers for freezing! Was concerned about it being too thick going into the crockpot for that long, especially w/ relatively little liquid (incidentally, my only substitution was chicken broth for Yuengling, as the only beer we had around was /shudder/ Natural Ice) but it was the captial P Perfect consistency. It was a bit on the spicy side for my daughter so I had to scamper to make her a sandwich, but it was absolutely awesome for my husband and I.

Mar 04, 2015

Delicious chili. It does improve the next day. as most soup and chilis do. Adjust the chipotle to your desired heat level. I used black beans and white kidneys as that was in the cupboard


3 Ratings

Jun 05, 2014

Made this chili and it was the best chili I ever had. Would definitly recomend trying


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  • Calories
  • 570 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.3 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 101 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 24 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 16.2 g
  • 65%
  • Protein
  • 40.8 g
  • 82%
  • Sodium
  • 2032 mg
  • 81%

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

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