The photo above is of my tent during a Boy Scout "Polar Bear" campout in the 1960's. I sure hope I never have to do anything like that again! However, good camping weather is just around the corner, and here is a stew recipe perfect for the camper. It's easy to prepare and hearty!
1.25 to 1.5 lb. ground beef
1 cup diced green bell pepper
1 cup diced celery
3/4 cup diced onion
2 (15 oz.) cans sliced white potatoes
1 (12 oz.) bottle beer (optional: add a little water or broth as alternative)
1 (10.75 oz.) can condensed tomato soup
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
2 tsp. chili powder
2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. garlic powder (or 4 cloves garlic)
1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper.
In a skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat breaking it up well. Add the bell pepper, celery and onion to the meat and turn down the heat a little. Stir often until vegetables start to become tender. Add all ingredients and slowly bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour.