Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

A nice camping treat! A response to a recipe request...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut jerky into small, bite-sized pieces- remember, it will swell when it absorbs water.
  2. In a heavy pot with heated oil, saute the jerky and cumin seeds gently for one to two minutes, constantly stirring to keep it from burning.
  3. Add the chili powder and continue to stir until well mixed.
  4. If you want your chili hotter, you can add cayenne- the amount of chili powder you use will depend on the spiciness of the jerky and what you prefer.
  5. To the pot add the onion, oregano, powdered cumin, garlic powder, pepper, catsup, beer, and enough water to cover generously.
  6. Stir and simmer for one to two hours, adding water as the jerky absorbs it.
  7. Allow chili to cool, and reheat before serving (it tastes even better upon re-heating).
  8. If you'd like a thicker chili, you can add a little flour mixed to a paste with hot liquid from the pot, stir it in, and cook the chili to your desired consistency while stirring frequently.
  9. Please note that jerky is salty and so there's a good chance you won't need any additional salt.
  10. However, season it to your preference.
Most Helpful

This was very cool~ I had to change a little this and that because we didn't have everthing at our house but now we're gonna make it a staple. thanks again!

tiffany k March 25, 2006