Another great prepared dinner meal for that first night of camping. I used this basic recipe and just adapted the cooking time to the fire.
Beef Stew with Dumplings
If you haven’t heard of “dump meals” before here is your introduction.
Basically, you are putting all your ingredients in a ziplock bag or container and the only thing you have to do is then ‘dump’ the contents into a slow cooker, or in this case camp oven and let it cook!
These can be frozen so are perfect to take out camping with you as they will just naturally defrost without spoiling and helping keep other food cool at the same time.
Keep an eye on your beef stew as it’s cooking and give it a stir every now and again. I had to add some water every so often as it was cooking quicker than I expected.
I also premade the dumpling dough and stored it in a lidded bowl. I added the dumplings about 15 minutes before serving and they were the perfect topping to this stew!!
I’ve made this beef stew many times in the oven but cooked over the fire, gave it a truly delicious Smokey flavor that just couldn’t be achieved otherwise! 🤤
Stew was cooked in 4.5 Quart Campfire Cast Iron Camp Oven.