You recovered your deer and the meat is processed. You’ve just gathered some firewood and started the fire. Here is a simple, delicious recipe for venison stew that’s just perfect for a campfire cook-out. Campfire cooking the wild game I harvested is a real favorite of mine and I think you will enjoy too. Here is a recipe and how-to from Robert Gate.
Campfire Venison Stew Recipe
- Six slices of bacon
- One chopped onion
- Two chopped celery sticks
- One large chopped carrot
- One minced jalapeño, seeded
- Three minded garlic cloves
- One pound of venison, cubed
- Two cans of drained kidney beans
- One tablespoon of Italian seasoning
- One can of roasted and diced tomatoes (28 ounces)
- 16 ounces of vegetable broth
- Salt and pepper
- Quarter cup of flour
- Over coals, cook bacon on a camp stove until crispy. Crumble it and set aside for later. Use the bacon fat to cook the onion, carrot, jalapeño and celery (chop as desired), stirring often until it becomes soft. Remove the vegetables and set aside.
- In a pot, add the venison to the bacon fat and cook, stirring often until it has browned. Add the bacon and vegetables back into the pot and stir together. Add the kidney beans, seasoning, tomatoes and the broth and allow it to boil.
- Set the camp stove to the side of the coals, or turn down the heat. Cover the pot and let it simmer for about 45 minutes.
- Taste stew and season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in the flour and let it cook for another 10 to 15 minutes. Stir occasionally until the stew has thickened. Serve while it’s hot and enjoy!
When it comes to creating the best camp dinner or a simple meal at home, you will never go wrong with venison. With this Campfire Venison Stew Recipe, you’ll have a meal fit for the outdoors, with this easy-to-follow recipe.
If you have any questions or would like to share your own tips and experiences with preparing and cooking venison, then comment down below. I would love to hear what you have to think.