Campfire Stew

Number of Servings: 4 (624 g)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 1 hour
Campfire Stew

This hearty and simple soup comes from a tradition of Romani potage, which are stews designed to be cooked easily over an open fire. The delicious combination of spices reflects the cultural heritage of the traditionally itinerant Romani people, who originally set out towards Europe from northwest India. Serve this soup on its own, over a side of whole grains, or with hearty whole-grain bread.

Tip: To make this dish on a camping trip, prepare everything but the water and tomatoes and store ingredients together in a freezer bag, keeping it in a cooler on ice until ready to cook.


  • 2 cups cooked or canned garbanzo beans
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup corn
  • ½ cup peas
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can stewed tomatoes
  • 4 cups water


  1. Blend or mash half of the garbanzos.
  2. Add all ingredients in a large pot, stir and cook until vegetables are tender (40-45 minutes).

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 624 g

Amount per serving
Calories 280
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 615mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 13g 46%
Total Sugars 14g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 28g
Protein 12g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 141.7mg 10%
Iron 5.4mg 30%
Potassium 975mg 20%
Vitamin A 533.3mcg 60%
Vitamin C 51.5mg 60%
Vitamin E 1.9mg 15%
Vitamin K 24.7mcg 20%
Thiamin 0.3mg 25%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 4.6mg 30%
Vitamin B6 0.5mg 30%
Folate 189.2mcg 47%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 1mcg 4%
Chloride 75mg 4%
Pantothenate 1.2mg 20%
Phosphorus 246.9mg 20%
Iodine 1mcg 0%
Magnesium 91.9mg 20%
Zinc 2.1mg 20%
Selenium 5.2mcg 10%
Copper 0.6mg 70%
Manganese 1.5mg 70%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 70.5mcg 160%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Water, Red Stewed Tomatoes (tomatoes, Tomato Juice, Sugar, Salt, Dried Onion, Dried Celery, Dried Bell Pepper, Citric Acid, Calcium Chloride, Natural Flavors), Garbanzo Beans, Sweet Potatoes, Green Pepper, Celery, Onion, Whole Corn, Green Peas, Garlic, Paprika, Salt, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Cumin, Cayenne Pepper.

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