Chili and S’Mores: An RV Recipe Match Made In Heaven

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Written by Kimberly

If you are out and about in your RV, you are likely always on the lookout for good camping meals or RV recipes for two. Here is one of the best dishes for RV cooking. It can be a great meal for two on any weeknight, or a great meal for a crowd.

For the main dish, try this delicious Merlot chili. It is a hearty meal, perfect for eating around the campfire or for a quick meal to whip up in the RV kitchen. Either way, it’s great!


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • ½ pound Italian sausage, hot or mild (your preference)
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans
  • 1 15 ounce can whole kernel corn
  • 1 15 ounce can red kidney beans
  • 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 3 large cloves minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 cup merlot wine, your choice
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Green onions


Saute the bell pepper, onion and garlic together in the olive oil until brown. Reserve some of the diced onion as a chili topper. Add the ground beef and sausage, and brown until meat is no longer pink. Add all the spices to the meat while browning. Once the meat is browned, add beans and corn. Stir. Add diced tomatoes. Add the wine. Simmer at least 30 minutes for flavors to blend. If chili is too thick, add a bit of water to make it thinner. Serve in bowls, and top chili with your choice of toppings like green onions, sour cream and grated cheddar cheese. Yum!

And for Dessert….S’Mores!

No campfire meal is complete without a gooey and delicious s’more.

You will need:

  • 8 squares of honey graham crackers
  • One 4.4-ounce bar milk chocolate, such as Hershey’s, broken into 8 pieces
  • 8 large marshmallows

You can make these on a campfire or on a grill or stovetop. You know the drill for the campfire—roast the marshmallow and then smash between some chocolate and graham crackers. Yum! If you don’t have a campfire, heat the grill or stove top on medium-low heat. Build the s’more and heat until the chocolate and marshmallow are soft – probably about 30 seconds. Be sure to eat it while it is still warm!

S’mores are best shared – check out our tips for meeting other RV enthusiasts on the road!

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