Something better than a campfire? Using your Dutch oven to make the perfect chili, our Dutch Oven Campfire Chili to be exact! This tomato-based chili packs the perfect punch to usher in the fall weather and football. Simply add some of your favorite toppings and you have a healthy treat that is sure to satisfy even the most discerning comfort food connoisseur.
Be sure to use as fresh of ingredients as possible and allow about 1.5 – 2 hours to adequately cook the chili.
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Dutch Oven Campfire Chili
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1.5 – 2 hours
8 TBSP Chili Powder
3 TBSP Ground Cumin
2 TBSP Onion Powder
2 TBSP Sea Salt
1.5 TBSP Black Pepper
1 TBSP Cayenne Pepper (Optional)
1 TBSP Olive Oil
2 lbs Ground Turkey (We recommend either the 85%/15% version to retain moisture in the meat from the high heat.)
2 Green Bell Pepper, diced
2 Yellow Onions, diced
4 CANS Light Red Kidney Beans (Drain and rinse beans.)
4 CANS Dark Red Kidney Beans (Drain and rinse beans.)
2 CANS Diced Tomatoes
3 TBSP Tomato Paste
64 OZ Low Sodium Chicken Broth
- Place chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt and black pepper in a small bowl. Stir to combine.
- Heat olive oil in Dutch oven over an open flame or your campfire. Add ground turkey and spice mixture to brown meat.
- Add bell pepper and yellow onions to Dutch oven and cook until peppers and onions are soft. (Approximately 4-6 minutes depending on heat of fire).
- Mix beans, tomatoes, tomato paste and chicken broth into the Dutch oven. Place your lid on the Dutch oven and and cook approximately 1 to 1.5 hours, stirring occasionally.
Want to know what Dutch oven we use? Check out this 14-quart, 16-inch Camp Chef Cast Iron Dutch Oven. Go big or go home, right?!
NOTE: We recommend cleaning your Dutch oven as soon as you are done cooking your chili as the tomato-base of the Dutch Oven Campfire Chili can break down the seasoning on your cast iron Dutch oven. Ensure your Dutch oven is well-seasoned with a generous swipe of oil. You don’t want the cast iron to lose it’s seasoning!