I've been searching for a Girl Scout stew recipe. I believe it was included in the Junior Girl Scout handbook that was published in the '60s. My handbook is a bit newer (mid 70s edition) and it's not in there.
I recall we browned grounded beef and added a can of mixed vegetables. I believe it has a tomato soup base. Any help is greatly appreciated. I have searched other recipe sites, but would like someone to share the recipe as it actually appears in the handbook. Thanks!
That sounds really good but I don't recall it having sausage in it. Anyone else?
I hope one of these are it for you.
Girl Scout Stew
Sounds very good ! Thanks for sharing ~ Janie ~ Interesting name ! Never heard if it before
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Got this off a site scoutorama.com,
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 lb. ground beef
4 cans mixed Veg All mixed vegetables
4 cans Franco American Spaghetti
Salt and Pepper to taste
Brown ground beef with the onion, add catsup, add all other ingredients.
If you go to the scoutorama.com website there are a ton of recipes under camping recipes, who knows maybe the recipe you are looking for is there.
I copied this recipe from my Junior Girl Scout Handbook. First Printing, April 1963; Thirteenth Printing, April 1971
Campfire Stew (8 servings)
2 pounds hamburger Kettle and soap
1 onion, peeled and cut in small squares Stirring spoon
1 tablespoon fat Knife
2 10 3/4 - ounce cans condensed vegetable soup Tablespoon
Salt and pepper Can opener
I think that must be it! Thank you. I'll have to try it soon - or at least wait till this Chicago weather cools down.
Thanks, CandyCakes. You rock!
Very few people dig out their Jr Girl Scout book to make this correctly or to share.
I eat a lot less hamburger nowadays, but this is a wonderful childhood dish I'd never want to alter. Kids gobble it up... In a pinch, I've made it indoors, but it does miss out on that woodsy flavor only a campfire can add. :)
Here's how we made Campfire Stew in our suburban Chicago troop:
1 lb Ground Chuck - browned and drained
1 Can Vegetarian Alphabet Soup
1 Can Tomato Soup
Water to desire thickness
1 Lg Onion
2 Stalks celery
Dash of Liquid Smoke if made at home (Campfire smoke added the distinctive smell and taste)
Brown ground chuck ,celery and onion in cast iron skillet or dutch oven over open fire, or any pan on stove. Drain. Add soups and water. If indoors, add liquid smoke. That's it!
Love the way that recipe is posted............wondered about the soup but now I see the follow up and it makes perfect sense!! Thanks for the chuckle.
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