Coffee Can Stew


Coffee Can Stew


Meat: Bacon + meatballs(ground beef/turkey/sausage or storebought); beef stew meat; or diced chicken breast. Diced Veggies: potatoes, carrots, green peppers, celery, rutabaga, tomatoes, onions, etc. Various spices. Water. Oven mitts.


Empty coffee can and aluminum foil


Put some cut up bacon in the bottom of the coffee can, this keeps the rest from sticking. Next layer meat, veggies, and spices until the can is about 3/4 full. Put in about 1 - 1 1/2 cups water. Cover can tightly with foil. Sit can in hot campfire coals for about 1 hour. NO PEEKING! Use oven mitts to take cans out of the coals. Stir up stew and enjoy!


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Have everything cut up beforehand and let each person add what they want to their stew. Dinner cooks itself while you find constellations with the kids! This recipe is a lot of fun and has been a favorite of Girl Scouts for years (my Cub Scouts love it too)!


Bonnie Hoppe


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