Campfire Casserole


May 9, 2019

Campfire Casserole 5 0 5 8

A rich beef and vegetable stew perfect for home or camping!

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • 20 mins

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 20 mins

  • Yields: 6


1kg stewing style beef (eg chuck steak or casserole steak) diced

500gm washed baby potatoes, cut into quarters (if larger potatoes used cut much smaller)

3 carrots, sliced

1.5 cups diced frozen vegetables

2 large onions, diced

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 x 400g can diced/crushed tomatoes

1 x 300g jar tomato chutney

3 tablespoons of traditional or roast meat gravy powder

2 cups water


1Combine all ingredients in slow cooker

2Cook on low for 8hrs

3Will happily tolerate up to 10hrs cooking time if you need longer

4Serve with buttered crusty bread or bread rolls


1We will freeze or refrigerate this meal until we take it camping. Then before dinner tip it into a camp oven over the fire, or into a saucepan on the camp stove, and simply reheat and eat with bread rolls for a super easy, nutritious camp meal for the whole family

Submitted by Paulene Christie


14 Reviews

Sarah Vriesen

June 16, 2022

Really easy to make, tasted amazing. Perfect to have on a cold night


December 16, 2020

Tried this the other day didn’t have tomato chutney so added Worcestershire sauce and heaps of mushrooms with lots of veg
Was very very tasty
Thank you Paulene


July 20, 2020

I cooked this for tea tonight!
Absolutely delicious! I added in sliced parsnips with all the other veggies and substituted the tomato chutney for tomato paste as mentioned above,
And sprinkled salt and pepper over before switching on.
Once done I sprinkled a beef stock cube over and stirred through. Could of easily left out but I was worried it would be too tomato flavoured with the paste.
I got tea and an additional 8 portions for the freezer! Epic!! Thanks Pauline for an amazing recipe. Will definitely make it again!


June 28, 2020

Best casserole ever. Me and hubby so did 2 nights worth

Alicia Hall

June 27, 2020

This dish was absolutely a winner in my house, I accidentally bought fruit chutney instead of Tomato chutney, but was still divine, there was enough to feed 5 adults and they went back for seconds until there was none left, we sat outside by our campfire in our backyard 10/10

Sure could 🙂


March 24, 2020

Could i do this with sausages?

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 17, 2019

You could add a couple spoons of tomato paste instead 🙂

Leone Brierley

September 16, 2019

Is there a substitute l can use for tomato chutney or can l leave it out? How much would it change the end product?

Susan Williams

May 27, 2019

Loved this recipe. Super easy and no browning of meat required. It freezes and reheats really well. The meat was lovely & tender. I added some celery also.


May 16, 2019

Great Simple dish for a cold winters night ! Thanks


May 15, 2019

This was yummy, very easy to cook. I will be cooking it again


May 13, 2019

Super easy to make as it all goes in together at the start – would be great for a dump bag. I was worried it wouldn’t have much flavour but it proved me wrong. It had stacks of flavour and I love that it was packed with veggies. Everyone loved their meal.
Will definitely be making this one again!

Jenny stevens

May 9, 2019

Will do this I am camping in a few weeks time. Just love my slow cooker

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