Vegan Campfire Chili
This easy to make chili packs a hearty and spicy punch that is sure to warm you up on a cool night!
The name “Campfire Chili” actually came about because my original plan was to serve it for dinner while we were camping recently but… rainy weather cut our stay short and we ended up coming home early.
On a more positive note, dinner was already prepped and ready to go!
This recipe calls for a chili seasoning mix, which should be readily available in most supermarkets but I prefer making my own.
The quantities here will give you enough for around five batches of chili:
Homemade Chili Seasoning:
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
To a small mixing bowl, add all ingredients and stir well.
Store extra seasoning in an airtight container.
Ingredients for Vegan Campfire Chili:
- vegan ground beef
- yellow onion
- tomato sauce
- dark red kidney beans
- fresh chunky salsa
- chili seasoning blend
- ground black pepper
- garlic salt
How to make Vegan Campfire Chili:
Vegan Campfire Chili
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/4 cup yellow onion diced
- 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
- 15 ounces canned dark red kidney beans drained and rinsed
- 1 cup fresh chunky salsa
- 2 tablespoons chili seasoning blend see recipe in post, above
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- To a large saucepan over medium high heat, add olive oil. When oil is hot, add vegan beef crumbles and yellow onion. Cook, stirring frequently, until crumbles are heated through and onion is softened and fragrant.
- Add dark red kidney beans, tomato sauce, fresh salsa, chili seasoning mix, ground black pepper, and garlic salt. Stir until all ingredients are combined.
- Reduce heat to low. Cover pot and simmer 1 hour. Serve warm.
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This looks yummy!! We eat looooottttssss of chili in my house. My go to chili recipe looks similar to this, although it also includes 1 c dark beer and cinnamon sticks! Mmmm….
I would think dark beer would be a nice addition to this one, too. 🙂
YUM! I have never made vegan chili! But we love chili and in fact we had it a few nights ago! Yours sounds amazing. I’ll have to try it!
Thank you! Even the meat eaters in my family love this chili!
This is great! I am looking to make the switch to vegan and easy recipes are a must.
Chili is always a Fall favorite I my house but I love this recipe adding a bit of spice!
This one has quite a kick! 😉
This looks very delicious! My family loves chili and especially a homemade recipe! They taste so much better than a canned version. I am looking forward to trying out your recipe!
Thank you! I agree!
This chili looks delicious! We love to have chili when it gets cold out. I’ll have to try this recipe next time!
Thank you! Enjoy!
I have eaten chili only two-three times in my life, I like it, but I’m not supposed yo eat spiced food so it’s not exactly on my list of everyday dishes. I wish I could eat it more often. The pictures look great.
This is definitely a spicy one! Although you could absolutely scale back on the spices and salsa… this recipe is very forgiving!
This sounds awesome. I have not eaten much chili in my entire life but I am going to give it a try. 🙂
This chili looks soo good! Perfect for a cool fall evening
Yes!! Thank you!
Everything cooked over the campfire is the best. This is on my list to do!!
I’m not a vegan but this sounds delicious! Chili is my fave!
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I’ve never liked beans (with the exception of baked beans) or camping. And I don’t believe I’ve ever had anything vegan. I’m sure there are many who will enjoy this recipe!