Monday, October 15, 2012

Son-of-a-Gun Stew

I have a stash of recipes that let's call them my "camping  recipes".  I usually only make them while camping.  We love to make yummy hearty food in the dutch oven, and then follow it with a wonderful cobbler or scones.  This one though, is one that I could eat not only while camping, but from October 1 to March 31.  It is hearty, flavorful and utterly delicious :)  Serve it with hot bread or rolls for the perfect winter meal.

(Please excuse the poor photo, it really tastes a lot better than it looks!)

Son-of-a-Gun Stew
1/2 lb bacon, chopped
2 lbs ground beef, or steak cut into 1 inch pieces
1 lb carrots, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
2 lbs potatoes, peeled and cubed into 1 inch cubes
2 green peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces
5 med stalks celery, cut into slices
2 medium onions, chopped
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
4 cups canned or bottled tomatoes

Begin by frying your bacon in a 12 inch dutch oven, or large pot.  Drain off fat, and add onions and ground beef, saute until browned.  Add remaining ingredients.  Cover and simmer for one hour or until vegetables are tender.  


  1. Don't do any camping myself, but I'd happily light a fire out on the back block for realism and cook that. Sounds yum!

    1. Welcome! The open fire does make this dish so much better, but you can cook it stove top as well and add a little liquid smoke to get that same effect. Thanks for stopping by! Happy cooking! -Carrie


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