One of the best things about camping is enjoying a delicious meal fresh out a campfire. While it's easy to just eat ramen noodles or fry up some eggs for yourself, it's a different story when you have to feed a group of people, like friends and family.
You can opt to make stews - they're super easy to make and can feed a large group. Here are some easy campfire stews for everyone to enjoy!
Easy Beef And Veggie Campfire Stew
What you need:
- 1/2 kg. ground beef
- 1 can condensed alphabet soup
- 1/2 small onion
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1 cup orzo pasta
- 1/2 cup fresh mushrooms, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Place a large pot over hot campfire coals. Coat with cooking spray and cook onion and mushrooms until tender. Add ground beef to the pot and cook until browned, about 8-10 mins. Drain the grease then add the alphabet soup, water, mixed vegetables, tomato sauce, orzo pasta, basil, oregano and garlic powder. Season with salt and ground black pepper.
Cover and bring to a boil. Remove cover and let simmer until orzo pasta is cooked through, about 30 mins. Remove from heat and serve immediately.
Colorado Style Chicken Campfire Stew
What you need:
- 1 package Colorado Campfire Chicken Stew
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 3 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup flour
- 4 tablespoons butter
- Freshly ground pepper
Melt the butter in a large pot over campfire. Saute onion until tender. Add the flour to the pot and stir continuously until it forms a paste, about 30 secs. Add the broth and bring to a simmer, stir until the soup has thickened.
Stir in the contents of the Colorado Campfire Chicken Stew package, along with cooked shredded chicken breast. Stir and bring to a simmer. Cover and allow to cook for 30-40 mins.
Remove from heat. Best served warm with rice or biscuits.
Stews are a great way to feed a big group of campers. It's easy to make and very filling as a meal. The best thing about it is that it tastes even better when re-heated the next day! So at your next camping trip, try any of these easy campfire stews ideal for the whole family!