Alaskan Campfire Stew


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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 25 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
16 servings


  • 1 pound bacon, diced

  • 2 large onions, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons crushed garlic

  • 2 pounds cubed beef stew meat

  • 6 (12 fluid ounce) cans or bottles brown ale (such as Newcastle® Brown Ale), or as needed

  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 bay leaves

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 pounds fingerling potatoes

  • 1 pound baby carrots

  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper


  1. Place bacon in a Dutch oven or large pot; cook and stir over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Stir onions and garlic into bacon and cook until onions are translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Add beef; cook and stir until beef is thoroughly browned, 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Pour enough beer over beef mixture to almost fill the Dutch oven; add Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Cover Dutch oven and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, adding more beer as needed, until beef is almost tender, about 2 hours. Add potatoes, carrots, green bell pepper, and enough beer to cover; simmer until potatoes are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

407 Calories
24g Fat
21g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 407
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 336mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 23mg 114%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 704mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.