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10 Classic Camping Meals


Classic Campfire Cooking No. 6: Chili Pie

It's a pie in name only, although the end result does mimic a pie, with chips for a crust and chili and other ingredients as the filling. Chili pie, also known as chili cheese pie, is a popular item at food stands and sporting events in the South, but it started off as an easy campfire meal made from mostly nonperishable ingredients. Heat up two cans of chili (or make your own, of course) in a Dutch oven. Line a bowl with corn chips or tortilla chips. Top the chips with the warm chili, diced onions and shredded cheddar cheese.


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