2 lbs of hamburger
2 cans of mixed vegetables (save liquid)
2 cans of potatoes (drain off liquid and discard)
1 packet of stew seasoning mix
1 can of stewed tomatoes
Sliced fresh mushrooms
Additional vegetables, such as beans, corns
Preheat Dutch oven on fire, add small amount of cooking oil, and brown hamburger. Drain off grease.
Stir in stew seasoning mix, add a bit of water, and cook for 5 to 10 minutes. Add vegetables with liquid. Chop up potatoes into small chunks and add to stew. Add small quantity of water if need to cover contents.
Place oven on bed of charcoal - 8 to 10 briquettes (more in winter) on aluminum foil, shiny side up. Cover with lid and put 2 to 3 times as many coals on top. Cook about 15 minutes. Add tomatoes and mushrooms. Cook until potatoes are tender and stew is bubbly and hot through- 15 to 20 minutes depending upon heat level. Stir occasionally.