When looking for a great meal including the ultimate trail food for your next camping trip, remember this recipe. Early American frontiersmen and trappers survived off of beef jerky, and actually used it to cook meals like chili, stews and even gravy. Try it, it’s easy to make and delicious to taste!
How to Make Pemmican Beef Jerky Stew
- 3-4 ounces of your favorite flavor of Pemmican Beef Jerky
- 1 cup water
- Chopped onion and green pepper (to taste)
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- Pinch of salt
- 2 cloves of garlic – minced or smashed
- 14.5 ounce can of chopped tomatoes
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 1-2 tsp parsley
Directions for Pemmican Beef Jerky Stew
Start by boiling a cup of water. While the water is heating up, take the beef jerky with the flavor of your choice, and cut it into small pieces. Once the water is boiled, place in a small container. Place the beef jerky pieces into the container of boiling water and set aside.
Then, take a medium skillet and put it on medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and the chopped onions and peppers to the skillet. Add a pinch of salt, and stir 4-5 minutes. Then, add the garlic, allowing the mixture to cook for another couple of minutes. the onions and peppers should become softer.
Add the jerky and soaking water mixture to the pan. Then, add the can or fresh tomatoes and the heavy cream. Stir and increase heat to boil. Reduce to a simmer. Add the parsley and allow the mixture to cook thoroughly.
The stew can be eaten plain, or poured over rice, pasta, texas toast, or biscuits to make it your own!