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Chuck Wagon Chili

While planning my Christmas menu a few years ago, I came across this recipe. I decided to try it and was showered with compliments. This chunky chili has been a much-requested dish ever since.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, undrained
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced mushrooms, undrained
  • 6 hot dogs, halved and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until thick and bubbly.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 339 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 1142mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • darms873
    Feb 29, 2012

    I have made this recipe several times since I first found it and it makes for a good down-home meal. I have received compliments whenever I fix it for family or friends. I agree, it does make good camping fare.

  • Trilby Yost
    Jul 29, 2010

    This chili is great camping fare. The "hot dogs" in the ingredients threw me for a bit until I realized they were frankfurters or wieners only, without the buns (to me a "hot dog" is a frankfurter-in-a-bun sandwich).