Campfire Stew

Aren’t campfires the best?

This is my third year going to something called “Camp Fear.” For those of you who don’t know what that is. It’s essentially the name. You camp and people scare the living day light out of you. Last year, it was my friends bachelorette party and I was too drunk to remember anything. I’m laughing while typing this (literally LOL).

So far every year that i’ve gone, we have ate brats. I wanted to do something different this year, and man was I so happy because it turned out amazing!

Don’t get me wrong. I love camping, the whole experience of being outside, and the only thing I hate about being out in nature is the bugs and mosquitoes. I have to BATHE in bug repellent. I get eaten alive by bugs. Yet, this year I prepared some Campfire stew.

Awhile ago I found a cast iron dutch oven at Goodwill for ten dollars! It was made for good use at this camping trip If you make this at home or at a campfire, it will turn out great.


  • 3 Chicken Breast
  • 1 Beef sausage/kielbasa
  • 3 Potatoes
  • 1 onion (white or red)
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 Roasted red peppers
  • 1 T of bouillon
  • 1 t of garlic
  • 1 t chile powder
  • 1 gravy packet
  • 1 48 oz Chicken stock
  • Pepper and Salt to taste

*Note* If you are camping: Cut everything up before hand and put into plastic bags for easy keep and clean up.

What i did* I cut my potatoes, onions, peppers and carrots into smaller pieces so they wouldn’t have to boil as long. I added the bite size pieces of sausage to this also. Placed into a plastic bag with olive oil (less things to bring to site). Cut and cube raw chicken and placed into own bag. I also brought the bouillon and spices mixed together for easier cooking. (EXCEPT the gravy)


  1. I created a stove top getting the fire extremely hot in the middle with flatter logs to sit the pan on. *look at picture above*
  2. Allowed pan to heat up before adding my bag of chopped vegetables with oil. Allow to heat through for one minute, while stirring.
  3. Add raw chicken and stir for another minute to prevent burning.
  4. Add in Chicken stock until veggies are covered in juice.
  5. Mix in spices and bouillon.
  6. Allow to boil for at least 20-30 minutes making sure the potatoes are cooked all the way through.
  7. Take off fire and add packet of gravy. This will thicken things up. Salt and pepper to taste
  8. Serve and enjoy!
Chilling around with friends

It was extremely fun night filled with people who I love, good food, and lots of alcohol. Having a great time with people you love just makes everything so much better. Are there any recipes you try when you go camping with family and friends? Let me know!

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