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Campfire Stew Recipe

Eva Knight's speedy single-pan meal revives comforting memories from her childhood. "The recipe goes back many years to my days at Girl Scout camp," comments the Nashua, New Hampshire cook. "It's so fun and flavorful it became an instant hit with my family."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mixed vegetables, drained
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed vegetable beef soup, undiluted
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 353 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 1428mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 29g protein.

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harmstrong User ID: 6229146 47244
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

"Yes, yes! I've been searching for this recipe for years, and remember adding the corn AND the detergent outside of the pot for an easy clean-up. Don't know why it isn't included in our original GS books. Can't wait to recreate it! Tx!!!!"

Prescott Pie Maker User ID: 5809138 22256
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"The OUTSIDE of the pan!"

Prescott Pie Maker User ID: 5809138 27831
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"I remember making it in LARGE quantities for a Girl Scout Troop. WE used 2 cans of tomato soup and canned corn for the vegetables. Remember coating the cooking pot with dishwasher detergent so that the fire would not scorch the pan and it would clean easily?"

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