Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Warm Up with This Camp Recipe for Chili

The cold weather months mean it’s soup season – my favorite! This camp recipe for chili is perfect whether you’re camping in your new or used RV in the early spring, late summer, or bundled up at home during the winter. It’s so easy to make and will quickly become a family favorite! We’ve included a couple of preassembly tips to help make it even easier to throw together whether you’re at home or on the road.

Recipe for Chili

World’s Best Chili

Make-ahead seasoning:

  • 3 Tbs chilipowder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Dash of cayenne pepper

Preassembly: combine these seasonings ahead of time and store in an empty seasoning bottle or small food storage bag. When it’s time to make the chili, simply dump everything together. You may increase the cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper if you like a spicier chili.

Fresh ingredients:

  • 2 pounds fresh ground beef
  • 1 medium-large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced green bell pepper

Preassembly: brown the beef with the diced vegetables and cook until the beef is brown and the veggies are tender and the onions are translucent. Drain off the fat and place the meat mixture in a gallon size food storage bag. Freeze until ready to use.

Pantry ingredients:

  • 1 quart tomato juice
  • 1 (29-ounce) can tomato purée
  • 1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained

Additional toppings (optional):

  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Corn chips
  • Saltine crackers

Chili day:

  • In a 6 quart pot or slow cooker, combine the beef mixture, seasoning mixture, and remaining canned goods. Stir well to combine.
  • Simmer on low for at least 2 hours (or low heat in slow cooker for 4 hours). Stir occastionally to prevent sticking.
  • Enjoy with your favorite chili toppings.

Your family will love this, and you’ll love the easy preassembly prep! We’re ready to help you get ready for your camping trips in the new year, so contact us today if you have questions about shopping for a new or used RV, affordable RV financing, or RV service. Happy holidays!

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