Camping is fun, exhilarating, and the activities can be exhausting. Spend the day in the woods hunting, on the river fly fishing or kayaking your favorite river or estuary and you will arrive back at camp ready to eat and STILL have to fix it yourself or wait for someone else to do it. This is a way to be eating within 10 minutes of getting back to camp and just needs a little time in the morning to prepare and all day to cook.
Step 1: Prep work makes the going easy
One small bag of new potatoes
Two onions - 1 chopped - 1 quartered (also some small pealed but uncut onions are great too)
One small bag of baby carrots
usually use one small bag of celery
3 tablespoons of garlic
1 - 4 lbs chuck roast
spices as desired
Step 2: Sear the roast - important!!
Put the Dutch oven on the fire and get it super hot
Sear the 4 lbs chuck roast on all sides
Step 3: Finished searing
After you sear all sides, put the roast aside while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
Step 4: Saute the onions and garlic
Sauté the chopped onion and just as they are turning translucent add 3-4 heaping tablespoons of minced garlic and sauté for only a few minutes. This smells great and everyone from 3 campgrounds around will be ready to eat with you at this point.
Step 5: Put it all together
Put the 4 lbs roast on top of the onions. Add new potatoes, carrots, quartered onions, celery (forgot mine this time - but see tip later)
Step 6: Spices make the meal
Season to taste - this is what I used this time. I usually just use my nose and add things that smell like they would work together well.
TIP - for forgotten celery - I used celery seeds to make up for my missing vegetable.
After spicing - Pour one 12 oz can of beef (or chicken) broth over everything.