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Flavourful One-Pot Beef Stew Recipe: Perfect for Camping on a Stovetop!

Ozzy Made Kitchens blog post for a camp cooking recipe. Learn to make a flavourful one pot beef stew.
Camp Cooking Recipe Flavourful One Pot Beef Stew

Camping trips can be a thrilling and unforgettable experience, especially when it comes to outdoor cooking. However, finding the perfect camp cooking recipes that are tasty, easy to make, and require minimal utensils and appliances can sometimes be a challenge. But don't worry, we've got you covered with this popular camp cooking recipe for a stovetop - One-Pot Beef Stew! This recipe is all about simmering flavours and tender chunks of beef that melt in your mouth.


For this hearty and delicious campfire beef stew, you will need the following ingredients:

1 pound of beef stew meat, cubed

2-3 tablespoons of oil

1 medium onion, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, minced

2 cups of beef broth

2 cups of water

1 can of diced tomatoes (14.5 ounces)

4 small potatoes, peeled and cubed

4 medium-sized carrots, peeled and sliced

2 celery stalks, sliced

1 teaspoon of dried thyme

1 bay leaf

1 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

1/4 cup of all-purpose flour

Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


Follow these straightforward steps to prepare this scrumptious campfire beef stew recipe:

Heat the oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.

Add the beef stew meat, onions, and garlic to the pot and cook for 5-7 minutes or until the meat is browned on all sides and the onions are translucent.

Mix the flour with a little bit of water to make a smooth paste. Then add it to the pot and stir continuously until well combined.

Add the diced tomatoes, beef broth, water, thyme, bay leaf, salt, and black pepper to the pot and stir to combine.

Bring the mixture to a boil, and then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot with a lid and let it simmer for 1-2 hours or until the meat is tender.

Add the cubed potatoes, sliced carrots, and sliced celery to the pot and stir everything together.

Cover the pot with the lid again and let it simmer for another 30-40 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and the stew thickens to your desired consistency.

Remove the bay leaf from the pot and discard it.

Serve the hot beef stew in bowls and garnish with fresh parsley (optional).

Tips and Variations

You can add other vegetables such as green beans, peas, or corn to the stew to make it more nutritious and flavourful.

If you want a thicker stew, add more flour to the mixture. If you want a thinner stew, add more liquid.

Feel free to adjust the amount of salt and black pepper to your taste.

If you're camping with a campfire or a propane stove, you can cook this recipe in a cast-iron skillet as well.

Beef stew is a perfect one-pot dish that is easy to prepare and a staple among campers and outdoor enthusiasts. With this recipe, you can enjoy a flavourful and comforting meal while camping on a stovetop. So, grab your ingredients and prepare this tasty campfire beef stew for your next camping adventure. Happy cooking!

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