Bunkhouse Chili

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by PSU Lioness

I found this recipe in a book called "Great American Favorite Brand Name Cookbook" and my husband said it might be the best chili that he has ever eaten. I changed up the recipe by adding tomato paste and chili seasoning mix to give it some flavor that I thought the original was lacking then served it with corn bread for some added sweetness. It's not really a spicy chili because my daughter wouldn't eat it, so we add hot sauce after it's cooked to spice it up a bit. Add enough to fit your individual tastes.

Top Review by designeclectic1969

Had this camping over the weekend.... EXCELLENT... everyone (even the kids) loved it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In Dutch oven or large saucepot, brown beef, on layer at a time, in oil. I set the heat at Medium-High. Remove to a plate when finished.
  2. Add green pepper, onion, celery and garlic to skillet; saute until tender-crisp. Add beef back to the skillet.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, beer, BBQ sauce, chili powder, oregano, salt and pepper.
  4. Reduce heat to Medium-Low. Cover; simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add kidney beans; simmer, uncovered, 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Sprinkle with cheese and green onions just before serving.

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