Grab This Perfect Camping Recipe for Your Travels This Fall!

One of the best ways to kick off your fall camping trips is with the perfect camping recipe – such as our hearty recipe for Barley Beef Stew! This is something you can easily throw into your slow cooker as you’re clearing the breakfast dishes. Then head out for the afternoon – when you come back, supper will be ready and waiting to warm you up from the inside out!

Camping Recipe

Hearty Barley Beef Stew


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1″ cubes
  • salt & pepper
  •  8 ounces sliced baby bella mushrooms
  •  16 oz baby carrots, each cut in 2-3 pieces
  •  1 ½ tsp minced garlic
  •  4 medium-large yellow potatoes, peeled and cut into 1″ cubes
  •  1 large yellow onion, chopped
  •  6 cups beef broth
  •  1 cup dry red wine
  •  1/4 cup tomato paste
  •  1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  •  1 teaspoon dried thyme
  •  3/4 cup pearl barley
  •  1 bay leaf


  •  Crusty bread for serving


  • Okay, first, look at these ingredients. You have most of this already! Don’t panic.
  • Cube the beef and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle it generously with salt and pepper.
  • Next, throw a drizzle of oil in a skillet, and add the seasoned beef cubes to it in small batches at a time. Cook each batch until the cubed beef is cooked and seared on all sides. Don’t skip this step! A quick sear will lock in flavor and keep the meat from drying out.
  • Add the beef to the slow cooker and all other ingredients through the bay leaf. Stir well to combine.
  • Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high heat for 4 hours. Then, reduce heat to low and cook for another 2 hours. Serve with bread for dipping.

Your entire family will love this hearty, delicious stew on a chilly fall night. And it’ll make your entire new or used RV smell so good! Stop in or contact us today so we can help you shop for the right RV!

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