Chili Con Carne is a common go-to camp meal, that is an amazingly healthy, high protein recipe packed with flavor, with a lot of flexible ways to be served.
If you’re feeling a bit chilled, warm up with a bowl of smoked chili. Chuck roast, which is smoked prior to making the chili, gives it a great flavor.
If you don’t want to smoke a chuck roast, leftover brisket is also great in this dish. Keep the meat a little firm, as it will continue to cook (and fall apart) in the chili.
This chili is best served with shredded cheese, sour cream, fresh cilantro, and lime wedges. Add corn or flour tortillas or chips to the side for scooping.
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons Killer Hogs AP Rub (or favorite rub)
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
1 teaspoon ground ancho chili pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
1 sweet onion
1 poblano pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 (24-ounce, 680g) can diced tomatoes
4 pounds (1.8kg) smoked chuck roast or smoked brisket, cut into bite-size pieces
1 pound (450g) spicy hot breakfast sausage
3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
3 to 4 cloves fresh garlic
1 quart (950ml) beef stock
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons hot sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 (14-ounce, 340g) can chili beans (optional)
5-quart Dutch oven
Combine the sugar, rub, chili, cumin, onion powder, paprika, chipotle peeper, ancho chili pepper, oregano, and cayenne. Set aside.
Prepare a smoker for indirect cooking at 300 degrees F (149 degrees C).
Grill the onion and peppers for a few minutes on each side. Let cool slightly and chop.
In a 5-quart Dutch oven, add the chopped vegetables, diced tomatoes, chuck roast, sausage, chipotle peppers, garlic, and chili seasoning. Stir to combine.
Add the beef stock, hot sauce, Worcestershire, and tomato sauce. Stir to combine.
Place the Dutch oven on the smoker and cook, uncovered, for 2 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Add the chili beans, stir to combine, then cook for 1 additional hour.
Remove from the smoker and serve with your favorite toppings.