Great recipe. It makes a lot but my family likes it so much there is never any left over. It's great on a cold night. It is my brother's recipe; he ran his own campground for awhile.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Break ground beef and sausage into small pieces and put into the crock of a large slow cooker; add tomato sauce, dark red kidney beans, roma tomatoes, celery, green bell pepper, light red kidney beans, white kidney beans, beer, sweet onion, red bell pepper, tomato paste, green chile peppers, chili powder, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, cumin, and barbeque sauce.

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  • Cook on Low for 8 hours.

Cook's Note:

You can cook this on low on the stove in a large pot for 2 to 3 hours.

Nutrition Facts

570 calories; protein 40.8g 82% DV; carbohydrates 48.3g 16% DV; fat 24g 37% DV; cholesterol 100.7mg 34% DV; sodium 2032.4mg 81% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (29)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2015
Papa Funk's Campfire Chili: "I am glad I halved because this makes a boatload! Funky fresh and great!" So many ingredients that I thought would compete w/ one another and I mean SO many ingredients making up SO much chili that whew I'm glad that I halved it from the get-go b/c I still had leftovers for freezing! Was concerned about it being too thick going into the crockpot for that long especially w/ relatively little liquid (incidentally my only substitution was chicken broth for Yuengling as the only beer we had around was /shudder/ Natural Ice) but it was the captial P Perfect consistency. It was a bit on the spicy side for my daughter so I had to scamper to make her a sandwich but it was absolutely awesome for my husband and I. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2019
Typical cheater's chili lots of canned goods and extremely high in sodium. The best chili is made with venison lots of roasted fresh chiles fresh tomatoes garlic maybe a little masa and some dried beans if you must but nothing out of a can. This recipe is OK if you want to skip some of the effort of making authentic chili. It doesn't taste bad just not as good as the real deal. Read More
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38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2015
Papa Funk's Campfire Chili: "I am glad I halved because this makes a boatload! Funky fresh and great!" So many ingredients that I thought would compete w/ one another and I mean SO many ingredients making up SO much chili that whew I'm glad that I halved it from the get-go b/c I still had leftovers for freezing! Was concerned about it being too thick going into the crockpot for that long especially w/ relatively little liquid (incidentally my only substitution was chicken broth for Yuengling as the only beer we had around was /shudder/ Natural Ice) but it was the captial P Perfect consistency. It was a bit on the spicy side for my daughter so I had to scamper to make her a sandwich but it was absolutely awesome for my husband and I. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2015
Good recipe but too much for one crock pot unless there is a giant size out there I am not aware of. You need to 1/2 this one for sure or cook in two different pots. Taste great though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2015
Delicious chili. It does improve the next day. as most soup and chilis do. Adjust the chipotle to your desired heat level. I used black beans and white kidneys as that was in the cupboard Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2018
Best chili ever! The only thing we did differently was to brown the meat fist. Otherwise, it was incredibly flavorful! Used leftovers for chili cheese dogs, Delish! Definitely going to be a staple this football season while watching our Broncos kick butt! Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2014
Made this chili and it was the best chili I ever had. Would definitly recomend trying Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2019
Totally worth the effort! followed exactly no substitutions. everyone loved it and it's now a favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2017
My family and I loved it! I especially liked not having to brown the meat first and all the fresh vegetables that went into the pot. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2019
It's fine nothing fantastic or unique. Needs garlic more cumin. Chipotle in Adobo is as overrated as sriracha in my opinion. It's good but not a 5 star. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2019
I didn't add the sausage but came out great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2019
Typical cheater's chili lots of canned goods and extremely high in sodium. The best chili is made with venison lots of roasted fresh chiles fresh tomatoes garlic maybe a little masa and some dried beans if you must but nothing out of a can. This recipe is OK if you want to skip some of the effort of making authentic chili. It doesn't taste bad just not as good as the real deal. Read More
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