Campfire Stew

So when I go camping alone, I pack just fruits and veggies. But when I go with Chris, he needs “real” food. He needs the energy to hike and cuddle the dog.

But mostly to cuddle the dog.

We make a tinfoil stew that we cook on the fire pit grate, or directly on the coals when there’s no grate. It’s so easy and delicious, and having hot food when camping is a luxury.

I basically throw everything in fridge into a bowl, toss it all in olive oil and spices, then wrap it profusely in tinfoil. The heat will cause the tinfoil to get very thin and weak so you want lots of layers to prevent leakage. You can add in or take out any ingredients you like!

Most of the ingredients I used were fresh from the garden, which makes it that much more delicious!


Campfire Stew 

1/2 – 3/4 pound stewing beef, cubed

2 medium potatoes, cut in bite sized chunks

1 large carrot, sliced thin

1/2 small onion, halved and sliced thin

1-2 garlic cloves, minced

1 stalk celery, sliced

1/2 jalapeño, sliced thin (optional)

Salt n pepper, to taste

Chili pepper flakes, to taste

Toss all ingredients in large bowl, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt, pepper, and red chili pepper flakes to taste.

You can also season with garlic spices, Cajun spice, or Montreal steak spice.

Pull and cut a three foot piece of tinfoil and pour all ingredients into a log shape in the centre. Wrap it up tight and fold the ends over to prevent leaks. Wrap again in another piece but fold it the opposite way. Finally, wrap it a third time the same direction as the first wrap.

Roast on the fire pit grate or directly on outside coals for about twenty minutes. Flip halfway through. You’ll hear it sizzling away. Better to leave it on longer than shorter, to ensure the carrots and potatoes are soft.

Enjoy your camping trip!

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