Main Course: Campfire Stew

Servings: 8 Servings

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30-40 minutes


This hearty stew can be easily made on a campfire or in an Instant Pot, slow cooker, or on the stovetop.

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 green pepper or 2 celery sticks, chopped
  • 4 potatoes, chopped
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf (optional)
  • 1 can corned beef, cubed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions for Preparation

  1. In a large pot, fry the onion, carrots, green pepper, or celery until the onion is soft.
  2. Add the potatoes, water and bay leaf (optional).
  3. Bring up to a low bowl and cover with a lid. Cook on a low boil until the potatoes are soft.  Stir every few minutes.
  4. Add in the cubed corned beef. Continue to cook on low boil for a few more minutes.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Turn off the heat. Let sit for a few moments before serving.
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