Tag: Campfire cooking

Comforting Camp Stew – Next-Level Campfire Cooking

Camping is a favourite family tradition in North Queensland. No matter the season up here, it’s perfect weather to gather up the tent or clean the caravan, relocate all the camping gear and prepare for days of relaxation and fun in the great outdoors. Sometimes, what can make or break a camping trip is the food! We know how hard it can be to prepare and cook good meals when camping (we’ve been there), and as much as we love the old favourites, we also love variety. So, to help us all ‘mix it up’ and ‘up our campfire cooking game,’ try out this minimal but tasty recipe for comforting camp stew. 

Comforting Camp Stew

This delicious, warming and hearty meal can be made in an oven or pot over coals or fire. You will need several ingredients, but you definitely won’t regret making it! You can also choose between different vegetable options to personalise the recipe to your taste.

Ingredients: 

2 carrots

1 brown onion, thinly sliced

2 potatoes

1 Tbsp oil

750g beef stew meat

2 Tbsp tomato paste

400ml beef stock

1 tsp oregano

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 – 3 Tbsp plain flour for thickening sauce

Salt and pepper

Other optional vegetables: peas, corn, green beans, root vegetables such as parsnip, mushrooms

Method:

Heat the oil in a pot over medium high heat. Cook the beef until brown.

Add chopped onion and garlic and cook for roughly five minutes. Then add the tomato paste.

Stir in the stock, then add the potatoes, carrots and oregano. Cook until vegetables are softened (20 – 45 minutes), adding the flour until sauce reaches desired thickness.

Add salt and pepper.

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No Oven Pizza – Next-Level Campfire Cooking

Camping is a favourite family tradition in North Queensland. No matter the season up here, it’s perfect weather to gather up the tent or clean the caravan, relocate all the camping gear and prepare for days of relaxation and fun in the great outdoors. Sometimes, what can make or break a camping trip is the food! We know how hard it can be to prepare and cook good meals when camping (we’ve been there), and as much as we love the old favourites, we also love variety. So, why not try out this no oven pizza? It’s not difficult to make and is still soooo tasty! 

No Oven Pizza

Replace the oven for a pan with this awesome and easy recipe. Simply buy pizza bases, the toppings of your choice, then cook it in a pan over whatever stove or fire you have! It will be so tasty, plus pizza makes a great interactive meal for the family.

Ingredients:

Store-bought pizza bases, depending on how many pizzas you want to make

Tomato paste – make sure to buy enough to lightly cover the entirety of each pizza base that you use

Oil spray

Topping options:

Grated cheese

Chopped mushrooms

Pepperoni

Ham

Chicken

Tomatoes

Capsicum (any colour!)

Canned pineapple

Olives

Onion (brown, red, green)

Sausage

Bacon

When buying the toppings, take into account how much you will need for each pizza that you plan on making.

Method:

When making the pizzas, put on as many toppings as you would like and combine them in whatever ways you choose – there are no rules when it comes to making your own special, camp-made pizzas!

Spray a medium to large pan lightly with oil spray. You can place the pizza base on the pan before heating and then add the toppings while the pan heats up. Or, you can put the pizza, made with toppings, onto the hot pan.

Cook until the bottom is firm and browned, the cheese has melted and the rest of the toppings are cooked through.

Alternatively, pre cook the toppings that you choose so that they only need to be heated through once on top of the pizza. This can help avoid a burnt or overly crunchy pizza base.

Tip: pre-chop all your toppings at home before heading out camping.

 

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