Camping Recipe: Julie’s 2 x 4 Chili

Having someone else cook for you makes the food taste 10 times better. But even when I cook my friend Julie’s famous 2 x 4 Chili recipe, it still tastes great. We had this while dry camping in a forest in norther Arizona when it was a wee bit chilly and it quickly warmed up our bones. This recipe is so easy, can be made ahead of time and frozen or dumped in a pan above a campfire. Thank you Julie for sharing. Delicious when served with cornbread.




Julie's 2 x 4 Chili

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword camping recipe, Chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8


  • 2 lbs Ground beef
  • 2 cans Minestrone soup
  • 2 cans Rotel
  • 2 cans Bush's mild chili beans


  1. Julie always adds  tomato sauce to thin the chili.

  2. Brown beef.

  3. Add rest of ingredients.

  4. Simmer for at least an hour.