Showing posts with label cuisine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cuisine. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Campfire Stew

This is a tradition with me, as long as I have been camping.  It involves me tossing it together while I pack my gear, boats and car the night before a trip.  By the time the car is packed, the stew is ready to head off for the first night of camping.  Usually, the first night involves settingup camp, possibly unloading a boat, finding out where things are.  This is the night for something that can be heated up and eaten right away.  When I have brought this, it seems like many people have a variation on this theme, and tell me about their ideas.  Here is mine.
Saute 2 pounds of hamburg.  Drain well. Saute one huge Vidalia onion up in the leftover oil.
Add 1 bag of frozen green beans, one bag of peas, 2 bags of corn, two large cans of diced tomatoes,
When adding herbs, I always prefer fresh, but use what you have.  Add 1 1/2 tsp. of thyme, oregano, basil, margoram, black pepper and salt. Simmer and adjust seasonings. 
This is very simple, but everyone always eats it--hearty and practical, and good for camping.