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Fall Festive Chili
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 20 mins

A massive pot of chili for anytime of the year it just happens to be fall.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Author: Derek Wolf
  • 1 lb of Ground Beef
  • 1. b of Ground Italian Sausage
  • 1 large red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeno chopped
  • 1/4 cup of chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 15oz cans of dark red kidney beans
  • 1 15oz can of black beans
  • 1 28oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 6oz can of tomato paste
  • 1 12oz can of beer
  • 1/4 stick of butter
  • Salt to taste
  1. Using a campfire or some Cowboy Hardwood Lump Charcoal, light fire and let burn for 15-20 minutes. Add 3-4 pieces of mesquite wood to the top of the campfire every 30 minutes for added flavor!
  2. Place dutch oven over the fire to heat up about 15 minutes before cooking.
  3. Season dutch oven with butter to prevent sticking or burning while cooking.
  4. Once cast iron is hot, add red bell pepper, red onion, jalapeno, chili powder, ground cumin, pumpkin pie spice, dried oregano, & garlic. Stir & let simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Add ground beef and sausage to the pot and let cook for 7-8 minutes or until the meat is browned. Make sure to break down meat into smaller parts using a wooden spoon or spatula.
  6. Once meat is done, add (with juice) kidney beans, black beans, diced tomatoes, & tomato paste. Pour in your can of beer and stir.
  7. Let chili simmer for about 1 hour to 1.5 hours or until thickened. Make sure to stir occasionally and maintain heat around the fire at all times.
  8. Once done, serve with rice, sharp cheddar cheese and sour cream. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Gear: Cowboy Charcoal & Mesquite Wood Chunks