Quick and Easy Campfire Chili Recipes to Try on Your Next Outdoor Adventure

What outdoor means to you?

Tour takes us out of our coziness and inspires us to see, taste and try new life. It constantly challenges us, not only to adapt to and explore new surroundings, but also to engage with different humans, to embrace new things as they come and to share new and significant experiences with friends and loved ones.


Chili is a staple for camping trips simply because it is a delicious and uncomplicated dish. It is easy to prepare and cook, nourishes a lot and more importantly, it can be easily adapted to your preferences (can be really spicy or not, can be vegan, etc).

Best of all, it’s best enjoyed around a campfire and makes for a satisfying dinner. Try these quick and easy campfire chili recipes on your next outdoor adventure!

Easy Five Can Chile

What you need:

  • 1 can black beans, drained

  • 1 can red kidney beans, drained

  • 1 can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

  • 1 can diced tomatoes

  • 1 can of beer, preferably lager

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • Toppings of your choice (cheese, onion or avocado)

Remove the chipotle peppers from the can and reserve the adobo sauce. Remove the seeds and ribs before chopping.

Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch Oven over a campfire. Cook the onions until soft, then add the black beans, kidney beans, chopped chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, tomatoes (with juices), beer, sea salt, cumin and garlic powder. Stir to combine the ingredients well.

Cook until chili has thickened, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, place toppings of your choice and serve!

Tasty Veggie Chili

What you need:

  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 large can of roasted tomatoes

  • 2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped

  • 3 cups vegetable stock

  • 3 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon cumin

  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Heat the olive oil in a large pan over hot campfire coals. Saute carrots, bell pepper, and onion until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and jalapeno and cook for 1 more minute. Pour in the tomato puree, then add the black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, tomatoes and vegetable stock. Season with chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.

Bring to a boil and then lower the heat. Simmer for 20-30 minutes. Serve immediately.

Chili is also the perfect dish to enjoy while camping during cooler seasons. Just cook one of these quick and easy campfire chili recipes and you’re sure to have a satisfying meal!


Why is outdoor good for you?

Travelling relieves stress and boosts mental health

Trip has the ability to take you out of stress and into new enviroment and experiences and this can reset your body and mind. Even planning a adventure can have an fantastic effect on the body & mind – it boosts happiness and feels satisfying.

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