Monday, February 17, 2014


     After I made this Hunt's Chili-roni, I went right out and bought the ingredients to keep on hand in case of an emergency.  A great power outage recipe, nothing requires refrigeration.  It's pretty tasty for a canned ingredient chili, the fire roasted tomatoes give it a hint of freshness and if you add the toppings you'll be going back for seconds.  Saute some chopped bell pepper and onion before adding the rest of the ingredients to give it more of a made from scratch flavor.  I substituted with black beans but use any two cans of your favorite variety.  In my well oiled 10 inch dutch oven, the chili simmered for 30 minutes with 10 coals in a ring around the base of the oven with 18 briquettes on the lid, it's camping keeper and surprisingly good.

2 15 oz cans Chef Boyardee Beefaroni Pasta
1 14.5 oz can Hunt's Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes, drained
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 15 oz can dark red kidney beans, rinsed, drained
1 15 oz can pinto beans, rinsed, drained
OR 2 15 oz. cans black beans, rinsed, drained
1 Tblsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin

     Lightly oil or spray dutch oven.
     Place all ingredients in prepared oven; stir to combine.
     Bring to a boil using as many coals as needed to bring to a simmer.
     Simmer for 30-40 minutes or until bubbling and cooked through.
     Top with sour cream, shredded cheese and sliced scallions if desired.
     Makes 6 servings.

Stir all ingredients in your dutch oven

Simmer for 30-40 minutes

A good cool weather camper's dinner


  1. Why not just boil your own dry pasta? You would cut down on the cost greatly I think. The canned beans are a big time saver though. Soaking dry beans and cooking them not too much would be great, but like I said. Time...
    I'm gonna have to see if my dutch oven fits in my gas BBQ. It would cook it with the lid open, but would be much more efficient closed. We can our own tomatoes and tomato sauce, and have lots of it in the pantry, so that's a money saver as well.

    1. All good ideas Sarthurk, I'm sure it will taste better with your canned tomatoes. I don't usually eat canned pasta but it was surprisingly good in this recipe and very convenient too. Thanks for stopping by! Liddy