Campfire chili with Monterey Jack recipe
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Campfire chili with Monterey Jack

Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Course Main Dishes
  • Prep. Time 5 mins
  • Cooking Time 20 mins
  • Yields 4 to 6 Servings


1 1/2 lb (450 g) ground beef
1/2 cup (125 mL) tomato paste, no salt added
1 cup (250 mL) salsa
1 can (540 mL) red kidney beans, rinsed
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) Canadian Monterey Jack, grated or diced

Monterey Jack is not long aged, usually only one month.

Learn about producers of Canadian Monterey Jack cheese.


Preheat grill to medium heat. Place two large squares of aluminum foil on work surface, one on top of the other to make a double layer. Add all ingredients except the cheese, then mix together.

Cover with another square of aluminum foil and seal the sides tightly. Cook on grill for 10 minutes, then turn over and cook another 5–10 minutes.

Garnish with Monterey Jack and serve immediately. Serving suggestion: Serve with corn tortilla chips.

Cheese alternatives: Canadian Cheddar, Gouda, Mozzarella.

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Nutritional Info

Per serving
Energy: 346 Calories
Protein: 29 g
Carbohydrate: 22 g
Fat: 17 g
Fibre: 6.3 g
Sodium: 619 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

Nutrient % DV*
Calcium: 23 % / 257 mg
Vitamin B12: 95 %
Zinc: 60 %
Folate: 44 %
Selenium: 38 %

*percentage of daily value

*Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

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