This is one of our comfort food Dutch oven camping recipes that is a super simple one pot meal! When you are camping in cooler weather it is really nice to have a warm and hearty dinner. This Dutch Oven Beef Stroganoff Camping Recipe is a twist on the classic and made really easy for the campsite.
This simple beef stroganoff for camping is almost the definition of comfort food and that is why this easy meal is one of our favorite winter camping recipes! The prep is quick too. You’ll need to cut the beef into strips (I like to do this at home, and freeze it in a Ziploc bag, then I just defrost the package at the campsite), you’ll need to chop some fresh veggies too including onion and garlic. I buy pre-sliced mushrooms so I don’t have to prep those. If you’re using fresh parsley, you’ll need to chop that too.
Cooking Methods & Equipment
- To make this as one of our easy campfire recipes: For traditional outdoor cooking, you’ll need a 12-Inch, 6 Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven to make this Dutch baby using campfire coals or charcoal briquettes.
- To make this as one of our camp stove recipes: Use a 12-inch Dutch oven or a similar sized large skillet over a propane camp stove.
- To make this in an RV kitchen: This entire cooking process is done with bottom-only heat so you can use a non-stick pan right on your stove.
How To Make This Quick Stroganoff Campfire Recipe
Step 1. Prep the veggies and slice the meat. I like to do all of my food prep first so the cooking process is calm and relaxing. For this recipe, you’ll be chopping some onion, garlic, parsley and slicing the meat.
Step 2. Prepare your campfire, briquettes or camp stove for cooking. It takes a bit longer to prepare for cooking with a campfire than charcoal briquettes or a camp stove. So, get out your camping fire starters and firewood so you can let the wood burn down to get enough hot coals ready for cooking.
Step 3. Heat the Dutch oven and oil. First you’ll want to heat your 12-inch cast iron Dutch oven over a medium-high heat. Once the pot is hot, add the oil to it.
Step 4. Season and brown the steak. It is time to generously season the steak with salt and pepper then add it to the Dutch oven stirring to brown all sides. You are just browning here, not cooking, so remove the meat from the pot as soon as it is browned. Cover it to keep it warm and set it aside.
Step 5. Cook the veggies. Reduce the heat to medium to cook the veggies. It is easy to reduce the flame if you are using camping propane, but, if you are using a campfire or cooking with charcoal briquettes, just move some of the coals away from your Dutch oven to reduce the heat. Using a tripod? Just raise the chain to get the oven further away from the heat.
Now, sauté the mushrooms, onion and garlic till they are softened.
Step 6. Add the liquids and increase the heat. It is time to add the beef broth, soy sauce and mustard to the Dutch oven and stir. After all of these ingredients are incorporated, you’ll need to bring the liquid to a boil which will require placing the lid on your Dutch oven and increasing the heat to high.
Camp Cooking Tip: If you are cooking in windy conditions, you will probably need more heat than you think so be prepared with enough firewood, charcoal briquettes or propane canisters.
Step 7. Cook the pasta. Now that the liquid is boiling, you’ll add the pasta, stirring occasionally until the pasta is cooked to your desired tenderness.
Step 8. Return the meat to the Dutch oven. Now, place the meat back into the Dutch oven. Stir all of the ingredients together.
Step 9. Temper the sour cream. You don’t want curdled sour cream in your dinner, so, you need to slowly warm up the sour cream before adding it to the hot food in your Dutch oven.
It is easy to temper the sour cream by adding small amounts of the hot mixture to the cold sour cream, stirring the hot and cold food together will gradually heat up the sour cream.
Step 10. Add the tempered sour cream to the Dutch oven. Remove the Dutch oven from the heat and slowly stir in the tempered sour cream until it is incorporated with the beef and pasta mixture.
Step 11. Garnish and serve. Top with parsley, if desired, and serve immediately. Enjoy!
This creamy, meaty pasta dish is so hearty, I like to serve a simple salad on the side. My husband also enjoys a nice crusty bread with butter on the side too. If I want to get a little fancier, I’ll make this Cranberry And Almond Spinach Salad that has a touch of sweetness that comes from the dried cranberries and a simple homemade dressing.
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Keep your camping dinner recipes fun, simple and delicious! Here are a few you may want to try.
- If you love warm and hearty delicious recipes, try this Dutch Oven Chicken Pot Pie. It is super easy because it only has an upper crust that is made simple for the campsite using refrigerated biscuits!
- Our family loves making one pot camping meals, here is another dinner you really need to try. This comfort food is made with simple ingredients to create fork-tender beef in a simple homemade gravy. Serve this Kettle Beef Recipe over mashed potatoes to satisfy the “meat & potatoes” lovers at your table.
- This One Pot Spaghetti only takes 5 minutes to prep and it is cooking, you’ll love this easy meal. Check out all of our simple camping pasta recipes!
- The amazing flavor you get in this rich, creamy, cheesy Dutch Oven Mac And Cheese dish is so satisfying. Serve it as a main course or as a side for grilled meats.
- When you use a wooden spoon to scrape brown bits from the bottom of the pot then let 1/2 inch cubes of beef chuck simmer for a couple of hours, you get a bowl of Campfire Stew that tastes amazing with a rich sauce and fork-tender meat. Want more simple and yummy campfire recipes? We’ve got them!
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Dutch Oven Beef Stroganoff Camping Recipe
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 pound flat iron steak cut into thin strips against the grain
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 (8 oz) package fresh sliced mushrooms (white or cremini mushrooms)
- 1 medium onion diced
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 (32 oz) carton beef broth + water if necessary (see * Note)
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 pound mostaccioli (or extra wide egg noodles) (see ** Note)
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 bunch fresh parsley chopped (optional)
- Prepare your campfire or camp stove for cooking.
- Prep the veggies and slice the meat.
- Heat a 12-inch cast iron Dutch oven over the medium-high heat of a campfire or camp stove.
- Add the oil to the pot.
- Season the steak with salt and pepper then add it to the Dutch oven stirring to sear all sides.
- Remove the meat from the pot and set aside, covered to keep warm.
- Reduce the heat to medium and saute the mushrooms and onion a bit, then add the minced garlic and cook till softened.
- Now, add the beef broth, soy sauce and mustard to the Dutch oven and increase the heat to high, cover and bring to boil, stirring occasionally.
- Once the liquid is boiling, add the pasta, stirring occasionally until the pasta is cooked to your desired tenderness. The cooking time will probably take a little longer than package directions indicate.
- Add the meat back to the Dutch oven, stirring to mix all of the ingredients together.
- Temper the sour cream by adding small amounts of the hot mixture to it while stirring, you are slowly warming up the sour cream so when you add it to the Dutch oven, it does not curdle.
- Remove the Dutch oven from the heat and slowly stir in the sour cream until it is incorporated.
- Top with parsley, if desired, and serve.
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