throwback thursday.. camping chili and breakfast potatoes

we went camping again this year to dumont dunes and as usual had a wonderful time and enjoyed some delicious food.. today's throwback thursday are the recipes i posted last year from our dumont trip..

spicy turkey chili
prep time: 5 minutes
cooking time: 45 - 60 minutes {depending on how much time you have}
servings:  6-8

2 lbs ground turkey (or beef if you prefer)
1 {16 oz} can chili ready or mexican style diced tomatoes
1 {16} can of crushed tomatoes
1 can of tomato paste
1 {16 oz} can of kidney beans
1 {16 oz} can of pinto beans {or black beans}
2 tblsp. of "hot" taco seasoning {my recipe below} a package of taco seasoning is fine too use too
olive oil

toppings: {optional}

shredded cheese
diced onions
diced pickled jalapenos
chopped cilantro
light sour cream
crushed fritos

a few turns around your large pot with the olive oil.. heat over a medium high and place turkey in pot and cook until evenly brown and crumbly.. add tomato paste.. stir around and incorporate into meat.. about 2-3 minutes..  add taco seasoning.. cook for about 2 -3 minutes.. add tomatoes and beans (don't drain them) bring to a boil.. reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 30-60 minutes stirring often so it doesn't burn.. i then top with diced onions, shredded cheese, cilantro, sour cream, jalapenos and tobasco. {for camping we brought flour tortillas and fritos.. it was so good}

taco seasoning
prep time: 5

1 tbsp. chili powder (i use mexican hot)
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. ancho chili powder
1 tsp. chipolte chili powder
1 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 tsp. smokey spanish paprika
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. course sea salt

combine and keep in a mason jar so its always ready for whenever you need it..

camping breakfast potatoes

prep time: 15 minutes
cooking time: 30-45 minutes
servings: 4


 canola oil
4-5 russet potatoes, cut into chunks
1 small white onion, diced
1 bell pepper, any color, cored, seeded and diced
1 tblsp. italian seasoning
salt and pepper

wash and pat dry your potatoes, cut into chunks.. in a cast iron skillet heat two~three twirls around the pan with oil over medium heat until hot.. add potatoes, onion and bell pepper.. crank heat up to medium high.. add seasoning.. {salt, pepper and italian seasoning} and stir around to make sure everything is covered in your oil .. leave alone covered and without stirring for about 5minutes.. then remove cover and stir and cook uncovered for additional 5 minutes.. you want the underside to start to brown.. then stir around and continue to do so until potatoes are tender and starting to get to the level of browning you like.. reduce heat.. then when the rest of breakfast is done.. serve immediately... i served then with my cheesy  scrambled eggs.. {what is funny that post for the scrambled eggs is the second recipe i ever posted on this blog.. i guess i should up date it.. ha} some spicy mexican sausage and we made breakfast bowls.. potatoes, eggs then sausage and cover with cheese and sour cream.. yumm...

enjoy and get cook'n!!


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