This Cowboy Stew is one of our favourite camping recipes! Made with simple, easy to source ingredients, it tastes good cooked on a gas stove at home, but even better over a campfire. All would-be cowboys are going to love it!
There’s something about cooking over the embers of a campfire that permeates food with more than just a touch of smoke. Cooking, and eating, brings adventure to your meal and certainly encourages jaded appetites.
Jonny & I are off camping tomorrow ~ Yippee! It sounds a bit bonkers when most of the country is under floodwater or snow, but since buying my adorable little caravan (complete with gas fire and toilet!) we’ll hardly be hardly roughing it. I’ve been planning our menu (for weeks!) and wanted to try this dish beforehand, just to make sure it works. Thankfully it tastes great. It’s a great recipe for the end of your trip when supplies are low, as it uses mostly canned food. Whilst you could use canned hot dogs, it is worth trying to find decent sausages if possible.
Filling, warm comfort food. Serve with some hot, fire baked damper or a tin foil jacket potato.
- 8 sausages
- 1 onion
- 4 chopped garlic cloves
- 1 chilli pepper
- 1 tin of baked beans
- 1 tin of mixed beans drained
- 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
- Salt & pepper
If cooking over an open fire, wait until the flames have died down. Raise the pan above the embers to avoid burning the food.
Slowly cook the sausages in a large frying pan, until caramelised and dark brown. Chop into chunks.
Add the onion and garlic and fry until the onion is soft.
Add the chilli pepper, and all the cans and stir well.
Let the dish simmer until the sauce thickens and serve.