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This Skillet Recipe Makes Campfire Cooking So Much Better

The search for your next camping recipe is over! This Backwoods Chili Rice Skillet recipe is all you will need to satisfy your cravings.

Modern camping recipes come in all different styles, flavors, and even portions for that matter. Despite the variety of options campers and outdoorsmen alike are still on the hunt for recipes that are easy and fun to make. Our friends at KOA have really stepped it up by providing this delicious step-by-step instructional video on how to create their Backwoods Chili Rice Skillet.

Before you get into the video for this skillet recipe, here is a list of the ingredients you will need.


  • 1 lb. ground beef or turkey
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 packet chili seasoning mix
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 can (15 oz.) kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cups instant rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheddar or Monterey jack cheese

The first step is to brown ground beef in a large skillet or Dutch oven. Next, add onions and green pepper and cook until veggies are soft. Once the veggies are to you liking drain the fat, if necessary and add seasonings, beans, tomatoes, rice and water. Bring all the contents to a boil, cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until the rice is soft. Once the time is up, separate the dish into bowls and sprinkle with cheese. The recipe as stated above should produce around 8-10 servings.

Now that we have covered the ingredients and steps needed for you to create this dish at home, be sure to have you friends over and give it a try. A good brew and some food cooked over a fire is enough to make an weekend worth living.


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This Skillet Recipe Makes Campfire Cooking So Much Better