For vegetarian chili, omit the beef and add an additional can of chili beans.
Cook a batch of skillet cornbread in a cast iron pan over the fire to serve with this easy chili. Look for a packaged cornbread mix that requires minimal added ingredients.
Cook the ground beef at home; drain it and place it in a plastic bag in the freezer. Toss the bag of frozen meat in the cooler and use it like an ice pack. When you’re ready to prepare the chili, combine and cook the meat with the other ingredients.