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3.39 from 13 votes

Campfire Stew

Stew is good, it’s comforting, and evokes such great wonderful feelings- it doesn’t have to be hard to whip together though, even on a camping trip. With three different preparation methods, this 4 ingredient Campfire Stew is a cozy, hearty (quick and easy) beef & vegetable stew, with options!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 227kcal
Author: Meaghan @ 4 Sons R Us


  • 1 1/2-2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper seeded & chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 18.8 oz cans vegetable soup


  • Heat a dutch oven over medium heat. Add the ground beef, stirring & breaking up as it cooks. Continue cooking until cooked through completely, no more pink remaining. Strain the fat, and return the meat to the pot.
  • Add the onion and pepper, stirring occasionally, and cooking until they've begun to soften.
  • Stir in the cans of soup. Season the soup with salt & pepper, to taste. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat, and let the soup simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Ladle the soup into bowls, and serve with thick slices of crusty bread.


This recipe can easily be made over a camp fire, or in the slow cooker. Refer to the notes in the post for instructions on those methods!


Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 2mg