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Campfire Chili

We are finally creeping into some fall season camping! Which means cozy late night campfires and some comforting fall dishes to enjoy! Chili is definitely the top of the list when I think of some delicious and comforting fall foods. So for today’s blog we are ~dishing~ on this Campfire Chili recipe for you to try!


Every ingredient blends together perfectly! See recipe card for quantities.

  • ground beef (or turkey)
  • chili seasoning
  • fire-roasted tomatoes – found in a can at most supermarkets
  • minced garlic
  • sweet onion
  • fresh cilantro – optional
  • liquid smoke (or ancho peppers) – the secret ingredient
  • tomato sauce (or ketchup)
  • chili beans and black beans


  1. Start by browning ground beef (or turkey) in a dutch oven. (ad) Next, add a packet of chili seasoning, a can of fire roasted tomatoes, garlic, onion, cilantro, liquid smoke and tomato sauce or ketchup.
  2. Fold in a can of chili beans and black beans, or whatever bean you like. Now, it’s ready to simmer.
  3. You’ll love the way this recipe is created in one pot. If you’re in a hurry, you can make it in your Instant Pot, but I’m a lover of my cast iron dutch oven and low and slow cooking.
  4. There’s something comforting about standing over the stove, stirring chili on the heat, and watching it all come together.

Either serve it with your favorite cornbread recipe, oyster crackers or by itself and you got an amazing meal for you and your family!