Beef Stew

Oh man, this is one amazing stew in the Dutch oven at camp. We’ve made it several times while camping, and it smells so amazing. Nowadays we mostly make it in the huge crock pot instead of a big Dutch oven, but it’s still very delicious. You can also just make it in a pot in the oven. We often will get up to 5 lbs. of beef. Just make sure you don’t cut the potatoes too small or they’ll get mushy.

If you’re making it gluten free, haha, try a different recipe. This would need a lot of changes because all the soups, even the onion soup mix, have wheat in them. Which is too bad. 😦

Beef Stew

  • Servings: 8?
  • Difficulty: medium
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Make your house smell like heaven, haha.


  • 3 lbs.+ Stew Beef Cubes
  • 2 Onions
  • 8 medium Potatoes
  • 8 medium Carrots
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 1 envelope Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 can Cream of Celery Soup
  • 1 can Tomato Soup
  • 1 can Water


Cut vegetables into big chunks. Brown beef cubes (optional). Layer beef and vegetables, twice. Sprinkle top with onion soup and bay leaves. Mix soups and water and pour over all. Bake in large roaster pan with lid 8-10 hours at 225-250° and 2-3 hours at 325°. If in crockpot, cook 5-6 hours on high. Check for drying. May add water.

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