Camp Chili

This chili has won many awards. My father is a chef and attended the Culinary Institute of America many years ago when it was in New Haven, CT. This is his recipe…almost. He also adds 1 Tbsp red pepper flakes, but it makes it too spicy for my kids. But if you like a bit more kick, add away. My whole family loves this hearty meal. My father has won many chili contests with this recipe and I have won the one and only contest I entered. The ketchup gives this chili a rich flavor! We usually add sour cream and cheese on top!

Cookware, Pots/Pants, etc. You’ll Need

Here is a list of what you’ll need to prepare this recipe:


Camp Chili
Recipe type: Soup
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb onion, diced
  • 1½ Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp seasoned salt
  • 1 Tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 15 oz can dark red kidney beans
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 14 oz bottle ketchup
  • 1 14 oz bottle water
  • 1 lg green pepper, diced
  1. Brown ground beef, onion, and spices until cooked through
  2. Add the kidney beans, tomatoes, ketchup and water
  3. Bring to a boil
  4. Turn to simmer and add green pepper
  5. Simmer one hour