1 LB Hamburg We use ground chuck, but whatever you prefer is best.
1 large onion "yellow or white onion". Slice, chop, dice or however you prefer them.
1 large RIPE tomato cut up into 2 or 3 inch pieces.
1 16 oz can black beans
1 16 oz can red kidney beans
1 Red bell pepper "the red adds a sweetness that compliments the hot stuff".
3 shakes crushed red pepper
3 splashes jalapeno sauce
garlic to taste We usually use a powder when camping.
Warm the Dutch oven on a grate over a hot fire (more coals than flame). Pour just enough of your favorite oil to coat the bottom of the pot. Sauté the onions, tomato and bell pepper, stirring as needed until they start to soften. Add the Hamburg and mix well, cover and allow the Hamburg to brown.. Add both cans of beans. the jalapeno sauce, the garlic and the crushed red pepper, mix well and cover again. Stirring frequently allows you to monitor the texture. If the fire is too hot the chili may thicken too much. Add a little water if needed but be careful not to make it too watery. Enjoy our Campfire Chili.