How to Make Hobo Chili


"Hobo chili" gets it's name from the fact that it is made quickly and easily from only a few simple, inexpensive ingredients. Chili, a great meal for the cold months of winter, is a hearty, filling combination of beans, tomatoes, beef and occasionally vegetables. Adjust the amount of chili powder depending upon just how spicy you like it.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 lb.round beef
  • 1 can baked beans
  • Chili powder
  • 28 oz.can diced tomatoes
  • Celery (optional)
  • Onion (optional)
  • Large, deep pan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Can opener
  • Sharp knife (optional)
  • Cutting board (optional)
  • Brown 1 lb of ground beef in a large, deep pan or skillet. Drain the ground beef.

  • Chop an onion and two ribs of celery finely, if desired.

  • Add the chopped vegetables, one can of baked beans, 1-28 oz. can of diced tomatoes and 2 tbsp. of chili powder to the skillet and mix well.

  • Stir the mixture periodically over medium-high heat until the celery and onion is cooked and the hobo chili is thoroughly heated. This should take approximately 20 minutes.

Tips & Warnings

  • Add more, or less, chili powder depending upon how spicy you like your chili. For an extra kick, add a finely diced jalapeno pepper.
  • Use ground turkey or chicken in place of beef if desired.

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