Here’s another great camping recipe … campfire beef and potatoes. You can make this dish at home in the oven if desired, but there’s just something about putting a cast iron dutch oven in the campfire. The fire just adds something to the whole meal and evening. Campfires are relaxing! I hope you take a camping trip and try out one of camping recipes. Maybe you’ll even try campfire beef and potatoes!
2 pounds ground beef
6-8 medium potatoes, cut into small cubes
1 medium onion, chopped
olive oil (about 1 tablespoon to saute onions)
1 quart beef broth
1/4 cup Better Batter gluten free flour
seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, or other spices to taste)
1/2 pound grated cheese (I like to use cheddar or a cheddar-jack blend.)
- Build a campfire so that you will have a bed of hot coals on which to place your dutch oven.
- Saute onions and potatoes in about 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a cast iron dutch oven.
- After about 5 minutes, add ground beef to the onions and potatoes and brown.
- Season the dish with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and cumin (or other desired spices).
- In a small bowl, mix flour and about 1/2 cup beef broth.
- Add beef broth to the dutch oven and bring to a boil.
- Stir in the flour-broth mixture.
- Place lid on dutch oven.
- Place dutch oven in campfire with 6-8 hot coals on top of the lid of the dutch oven.
- Cook for 30 minutes. Check potatoes for doneness and dish for seasoning. Add more seasoning as needed and return to fire if potatoes are not done.
- Spread shredded cheese over the top and serve. (I made the mistake of putting the cheese in too early, and it all melted into the sauce!)
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