Best One-Pot Campfire Chili

Best One-Pot Campfire Chili

One-Pot Campfire Chili


  • 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (14 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14 oz) corn, drained
  • 2 cups beef or vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped green onions


  1. Heat a large cast-iron pot or Dutch oven over your campfire or RV stove.
  2. Add the ground beef or turkey and cook until browned, breaking it into crumbles as it cooks.
  3. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, and chopped bell pepper to the pot. Cook until the vegetables are softened.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes (with their juice), kidney beans, black beans, and corn to the pot.
  5. Pour in the beef or vegetable broth and stir to combine all the ingredients.
  6. Season the chili with chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper. Adjust the seasonings to taste.
  7. Let the chili simmer over the campfire or RV stove for about 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  8. Once the chili has thickened and the flavors have melded, it's ready to be served.
  9. Ladle the chili into bowls and top with your favorite optional toppings, such as shredded cheese, sour cream, or chopped green onions.
  10. Enjoy your delicious campfire chili with some warm cornbread or tortilla chips.

This one-pot campfire chili is not only flavorful and satisfying, but it's also easy to prepare, making it the perfect meal for enjoying the great outdoors during your RV travels.