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Vegetarian Campfire Chili

We're right in the middle of our glamping week and unfortunately, we can't live on champagne alone. This meatless chili is a friendly fireside meal that cooks up in 30 minutes and because it's healthy, we can indulge in late night s'mores (and gossip) guilt free!  It's a meat free dish so no worries about whether or not things are cooked to a certain temperature.  My only advice is to chop everything before hand to make it as easy as possible once you're actually on site.  Serve it up with a fresh baguette and some real butter and you've got some happy campers on your hands.

PS - Don't forget your can opener! 

***** Vegetarian Campfire Chili *****

// Ingredients //

1/3 cup red pepper, diced
1/3 cup green pepper diced
1/3 cup yellow pepper, diced
1 cup yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. brown sugar
2 cups vegetable broth (or chicken broth if you prefer)
1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes
2 tbsp. chili powder
1 tbsp. cumin
1 tbsp. fresh oregano, chopped
1 tsp.salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained

// Instructions //

Heat olive oil in a large pot.  Add garlic, onion and peppers and saute for 5 minutes or until tender.  Add sugar and remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.


  1. Visiting per Kate's tweet! My hubby & I just bought a small toy-hauler a couple of months ago. This looks like a great recipe that would work nicely for us (but we would have to add some kind of meat!)!!
    We camped in N. Ga. last weekend (Trenton)!

  2. @Lifeinasmalltown- Thanks for stopping by! Of course you could easily add some meat to this recipe and it would be delicious. It's a great time to be in north Georgia. The leaves are turning and the weather is perfect.