This beef dutch oven stew is the perfect camping meal or one-pot dinner recipe. Made with tender beef and vegetables for a hearty meal.
This is an easy and great campfire beef stew recipe that is a must-make recipe on your next camping trip!
If you’ve never made beef stew in a dutch oven, then you are in for a real treat! Serve with this homemade beer bread for the ultimate meal.
This is the cast iron dutch oven I used to create this recipe. If you don’t have one, go buy one now. They last forever and I swear everything tastes better when it comes from a cast iron dutch oven!
Campfire cooking can seem intimidating, but I promise it isn’t as difficult as you might think. The cooking process isn’t in-depth and this classic beef stew recipe is one of my favorite recipes to make over a campfire.
Beef Stew in Dutch Oven
What I love about a dutch oven is that can be used when camping, on the stovetop, or in the oven. Cast iron pots and pans in general cook everything evenly, keep everything in the pot at the same temperature, and maintain a great flavor.
Ingredients for Camp Beef Stew
1 pound beef, cubed
Can of baked beans
1 Potato (peeled and chopped)
5 Red Potatoes (chopped)
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups beef broth (or chicken broth)
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp thyme
salt & pepper
How to Make Dutch Oven Stew
Cut the beef into bite-size cubes and trim off any fat.
Add the onion, garlic, and beef to a large cast iron pot.
Over medium heat, brown the meat.
Stir in all of the vegetables and remaining ingredients in the pot.
Simmer for 45 minutes before serving.
Dutch Oven Beef Stew
This recipe is simple and bursting with flavor. It’s also great because it only takes about an hour to make. I’m all about quick recipes like this Slow Cooker Italian Chicken.
If you follow these step-by-step instructions, your family will ask you to make this camping beef stew recipe all the time!
What to serve with camping beef stew recipe
Optional ingredients for added flavor
Oregano, paprika, cayenne pepper, basil, rosemary, parsley, olive oil, root vegetables, garlic powder, onion powder, tomato sauce hot sauce, and red wine are all basic ingredients that can add additional flavor.
How do I store leftover Dutch Oven Beef Stew?
The best way to store this easy recipe is in an airtight container or sealable plastic bag that is freezer-friendly. You can freeze the stew for up to 3 months.
To serve, you will need to thaw out the stew. Place in a large pot and simmer for 15 minutes before serving.
Slow Cooker Beef Stew
This recipe can easily be made in a slow cooker. All you need to do is add ingredients to the slow cooker. Set the temperature to low and the total cook time will be 8 hours.
- 1 pound beef, cubed
- Can of baked beans
- 1 Potato (peeled and chopped)
- 5 Red Potatoes (chopped)
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 cups beef broth (or chicken broth)
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- salt & pepper
- Cut the beef into bite-size cubes and trim off any fat.
- Add the onion, garlic, and beef to a large cast iron pot.
- Over medium heat, brown the meat.
- Stir in all of the vegetables and remaining ingredients in the pot.
- Simmer for 45 minutes before serving.