There is nothing like a home cooked meal at your campsite. This is an easy camping recipe for Camper Hobo Stew. It makes a great end of day meal. I have a camping tripod that works well for this recipe. The tripod has a spoon hook and lid holder.
Prepare over a campfire a couple of hours before mealtime–in a pot with a lid—mixture must be easily stirred with a sizable spoon. The recipe could also be adapted to use a dutch oven or on the camp stove. A great feature of this recipe is the ability to do some of the vegetable cutting at home and just have it ready to go at the campsite.
CAMPER HOBO STEW
2 pounds beef stew meat cut in bite size cubes
2 tablespoons oil-enough to coat the pot & brown the beef
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves
4 cups water
2 beef flavored bouillon cube [I like Knorr] 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
Pinch of salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 cup fresh or frozen sweet peas
6 carrots, peeled & quartered
2 large potatoes cubed
1 tablespoon of Kitchen Bouquet Browning & Seasoning Sauce
[May add green beans, corn, mushrooms, celery or other rooty vegetables, again to taste]
Brown stew meat in hot oil. Add water, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, onion, beef bouillon cube and seasonings. Simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally to keep from sticking. Add vegetables and Kitchen Bouquet. Continue cooking for 20 to 25 minutes or until carrots are almost tender.
Add Dumplings (recipe below) to top of bubbling stew mixture.
BISQUICK BAKING MIX QUICKIE DUMPLINGS
1 cup Bisquick baking mix
1/3 cups milk [milk made from powder milk works also]
Can double dumpling recipe but does soak-up lots of liquid.
In a medium bowl add Bisquick mix and milk stirring until a soft dough forms
Drop mixture–about the size of walnuts–by spoonfuls onto bubbling stew and reduce heat by raising the pot above the fire, or moving pot away from the center of the fire grate.
Cook dumplings uncovered for 5 minutes. Cover pot and cook an additional 10 minutes allowing for dumplings to rise. Serve immediately.