Survival Campfire Cabbage Stew

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Campfire Cabbage Stew is a go to dish in any kind of field kitchen type of situation.  if you have to feed a lot of folks easily, this is a great , nutritious dish that takes minimal ingredients, prep time and has super easy cleanup.

Cabbage is easy to work with, requires NO refrigeration and is super nutritious.    It can be easily grown in a short growing season.  Also, because of its stronger flavor its one of the most easy ingredients to “stretch” in a survival cooking situation.   You can make a pot for 10 people, then add water, maybe some additional spices and remix your main pot to stretch out the meal to feed 10 more!   Not all dishes handle stretching is a graceful way!

This is a great meal for cooking n a Dutch oven or in a large soup pot over coals.


Ingredients of Survival Campfire Cabbage Stew

  • 1 head of cabbage
  • 2 pounds new red potatoes
  • 1 pound carrots
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 smoked sausage, or your favorite
  • 1 can chicken broth (or two cubes bullion or two chicken raman flavor packets)
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • salt and pepper


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Total Time: 65 minutes

 Servings: 8


Preparation of Survival Campfire Cabbage Stew

  1. Melt margarine in a big pot on your heat source (campfire, coals, grill) and saute celery and onions until clear.
  2. Add the chicken broth and thyme.
  3. Chop the cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and sausage into chunks and add to the pot.
  4. Cover with 2-4 cups of water and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender. Then serve in bowls, add salt and pepper to taste.


Survival Campfire Cabbage Stew on April 8, 2015 rated 3.4 of 5
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One Response to “Survival Campfire Cabbage Stew”

  1. tried this recipe yesterday…. ummm it was not quite as good as I was hoping!

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