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Texas Hill Country Chili

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 2 hr.
Total: 2 hr. 20 min.
Kris Mullen
Prepare this meal ahead of time, then take it camping or pack it to work for lunch.


  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1 Jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cooked corn
  • 1 can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 6oz can tomato paste
  • 1 can white kidney beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 Tbs maple syrup
  • 3 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoky sweet pepper seasoning
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 can of beer
  • 2/3 cup bulgur wheat
  • Optional camp add-ins1/2 pound barbecued steak
  • 1 cob of corn
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 4 Tbs tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 Tbs green onions, chopped


  • In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Sauté bell peppers, onion, garlic, celery, and jalapeno pepper until tender; about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and corn and continue to cook for another minute.
  • Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato paste, beans, and maple syrup, stir to combine. Season with cumin, chili powder, and smoky sweet pepper. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour in beer and bring chili to a boil. If it seems too thick, add ¼ cup of water at a time until it reaches desired consistency. Stir in uncooked bulgur wheat and let simmer for 1-2 hours over low heat.
  • Serve as is or top with a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, and green onions.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 419
  Calories from Fat 50 (12%)
(9%)Total Fat 6g
(8%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(7%)Cholesterol 20mg
(24%)Sodium 571mg
(51%)Potassium 1785mg
Total Carbohydrate 69g
(66%)Dietary Fiber 16g
Sugars 11g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(53%)Protein 26g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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