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By: Laura Moss on June 21, 2011, 7:44 a.m.
campfire beef stroganoff

Photo: Lokesh_Dhakar/Flickr

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Camp Stroganoff

This campsite version of a dinner favorite will refuel you after a long day on the trail.
Camp Stroganoff


  • 1 package beef-flavored Ramen (including seasoning)
  • 1/4 cup dehydrated ground beef
  • 1/4 cup dehydrated vegetables
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt tuna in water (or substitute dehydrated veggies or TVP)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoonpaprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • individual packet (about a tablespoon)cream cheese
  • 1-2 packets soy sauce
  1. At home: Combine all dry ingredients in a 1-quart freezer bag.
  2. On the trail: Boil water and then pour into bag until all ingredients are covered. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes and then stir in cream cheese. Close the bag and let sit for another 5 minutes.

Serves 1