Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tater Chili Casserrole

Camping season is coming up fast, so it's time for me to get started with some more simple, fast recipes for camp. Here is an easy one. XLNT foods are found in the freezer dept. XLNT chili is a good start for many dishes.

1 XLNT chili, thawed
16 ounce potato nuggets, (Tater Tots), thawed
1 large red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 onions,chopped
3 celery ribs, chopped
1 small can sliced black olives, drained
1- 28ounce can chopped tomatoes,with chillies, drained
1 can hominy, drained

In a deep, 10" or a 12" Dutch oven, over 12 to 14 charcoals, Sauté peppers, onions, and celery for 3 to 5 minutes, until tender but not brown. Add chili and mix well. heat covered for 12 to 15 minutes.  Stir 2 or 3 times. Add olives, hominy, and tomatoes. Stir until well mixed and wormed though. Level mixture; Add potato nuggets. Bake, covered,with 14to 16 charcoals on lid, for 20 minutes, until potatoes are browned. Makes 6 to 8 servings. Fast and worming. Good for a first night at camp.

XLNT chili has no beans, you can substitute caned chili without beans, but I prefer the XLNT brand for this dish. 


  1. I have made this on many occasions. Always a camp favorite. We substitute canned chili, and with a few variations to this recipe. It is awesome any which way. Thanks Ron.

    1. Thanks for the comments. I hope they help the visitors to my Blog as much as they do me. I am sure there is a 1,000 ways to do this one. Maybe i'll play with if and post some.

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