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Papa Funk's Campfire Chili

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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8 h 25 m servings 570
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  • Partner Tip
  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 570 calories; 24 48.3 40.8 101 2032 Full nutrition

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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 ingred...

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

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.

Made this chili and it was the best chili I ever had. Would definitly recomend trying

Totally worth the effort! followed exactly, no substitutions. everyone loved it, and it's now a favorite!

I didn't add the sausage but came out great!

It was good! Had to halve the recipe but, just so you know all chili tastes better after it has been cooked one day and reheated. I saved 2 bowls of it for a cold day and I am looking forward ...

I made it as is, over a campfire. It was delicious! Everything tastes better over a campfire.

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 stap...