Papa Funk's Campfire Chili

Papa Funk's Campfire Chili

Soups, Stews and Chili Chili Beef Chili

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.

Servings per recipe: 12
Calories per serving: 570
Preparation time: 25m
Total cooking time: 8h 25m


  • 3 pounds lean ground beef (80% lean)
  • 1 pound bulk sweet sausage
  • 2 (29 ounce) cans tomato sauce (such as Hunt's®)
  • 1 (40 ounce) can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 Roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can light red kidney beans, drained and mashed
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle lager-style beer (such as Yuengling®)
  • 1 sweet onion (such as Vidalia®), chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste (such as Hunt's®)
  • 2 (4 ounce) cans diced green chile peppers (such as Old El Paso®)
  • 1/4 cup chili powder, or more to taste
  • 4 chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce (such as Goya®), chopped
  • 3 tablespoons adobo sauce from chipotle peppers (such as Goya®)
  • 3 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons barbeque sauce (such as KC Masterpiece®)


  • 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.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 24g 37%
    Saturated Fat 8.0g  
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 2032mg 81%
Potassium 1386mg 39%
Total Carbohydrates 48.3g 16%
Dietary Fiber 16.2g 65%
Protein 40.8g 82%
Sugars 12g  
Vitamin A 2464IU  
Vitamin C 63mg  
Calcium 134mg  
Iron 8mg  
Thiamin 1mg  
Niacin 14mg  
Vitamin B6 1mg  
Magnesium 80mg  
Folate 51mcg