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Campfire Hobo Stew

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Campfire Hobo Stew
A camping recipe from S.A. Lee. This is an easy, economical and healthy recipe. We usually set up the ingredients buffet style and then form an assembly line.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • ground beef or stew meat cut into small pieces
  • vegetables of your choosing - corn, green beans, carrots, onions, bell peppers
  • garlic
  • butter
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Tear off a piece of aluminum foil large enough to fold into a pocket to put your ingredients into.

Spray the foil with cooking spray. Add meat first, then vegetables. Top with seasonings and then butter. Close foil on all sides, leaving some room for steam to build. Be sure to mark your packet so it doesn't get mixed up with anyone else's.

Put packet into the coals. Cooking time depends on how hot your fire is. I recommend checking in about 10 minutes.

Servings: individual

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 5 out of 5

Look, this is simple yet delecious. it is a winner because u make it how u like it. each foil pack is made by each person so if u like potatoes u use them, if not ,don't. its that way with all the igredients, and u can make it a thousand diffrent ways and its always good because u use what u want. some items i have used besides the basics is to use chicken instead of hamburger or add pinapple chunks for a sweet twist. The idea is use what u like. spices and all if u like it salty make it, add tabasco sauce to heat it up a bit. its a never go wrong situation. when cooking i start cheking every 5 min or so to make sure it gets done the way i lke it. when the juice from the burger runs clean u know its done. remember potatoes and carrots take a little longer to cook and u may need to add some water if u use a low fat meat. usually a couple tblspoons is good enough.

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