Forty Mile Stew

Serves: 16
Total Calories: 687


2 to 3 pounds beef round steaks, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 pounds breakfast sausages, made into patties
1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup olive oil or salad oil
3 pounds potatoes, sliced 1/3-inch thick
1/2 pound green pepper, julienne
1 large yellow onion, sliced 1/3-inch thick
1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, sliced thick (use Swiss or Provolone, if you wish)


Using your camp stove or 15-18 briquets, brown the meat cubes in a 12" Dutch Oven. Just as the meat finishes browning, throw the mushrooms in. Remove from heat and make sure none of the meat cubes have stuck to the bottom. Layer the potatoes slices over the meat and season to taste with salt, pepper, or your favorite camp seasoning. (Kent would add a dash of steak sauce for more flavor.) In whatever order you like, layer the tomatoes, peppers, and onions. Place the sausage patties over top of the last veggie. Bake slowly with 6-8 briquets underneath and 15-18 on top. Add fresh charcoal after an hour and cook for another 30-40 minutes. With only the moisture that cooks out of the vegetables for liquid, this ends up being more like a casserole than what we typically think of as a stew. Ten minutes before you’re ready to serve, remove the charcoal from the lid, place the cheese slices over the sausage patties and replace the lid. The cheese slices will melt in about 5 minutes. Make sure when you serve that you get part of each layer.

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Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 16
Total Calories: 687
Calories from Fat: 385

This Forty Mile Stew recipe is from the Cee Dub's Dutch Oven and Other Camp Cookin' Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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