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Straightforward Campfire Beef Sandwiches With Au Jus

Make forward tenting meals can prevent tons of time on the campsite! This Dutch Oven French Dip is so easy since you simply “dump and cook dinner” in your tenting journey!

Prep at residence and freeze these easy substances to make a quick tenting dinner that is filled with taste and brief on effort. The richness of the savory beef dipping juice requires a hearty roll to soak up all the tasty deliciousness on this satisfying camp meal. 

Dutch Oven French Dip Campfire Sandwiches by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate and bowl. A sliced beef sandwich in a hoagie roll sits on the side of the plate. Next to it, the bowl is filled with a brown au jus beef broth for dipping. A serving of coleslaw is on the side of the plate which is set on a campfire log with a black cast iron Dutch oven in the background on a sunny afternoon.
Dutch Oven French Dip Campfire Sandwiches by CampingForFoodies

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Put together In Advance

There are some camp meals I love to do from scratch on the campsite however I additionally like having a couple of “dump and cook dinner” choices so I can benefit from the extra adventurous facet of tenting. I additionally like doing prep work from home the place I’ve limitless water for cleansing up, and, a DISHWASHER!

This French dip recipe is ideal for making at residence as a result of all the substances are combined collectively and cooked collectively.

I write on the bag so I do know what’s in it and how you can cook dinner and serve on the campsite. It’s simple to load freezer baggage when they’re held upright by plastic freezer bag holders. I mix the substances immediately into my gallon freezer bag figuring out the air as I shut it to seal the bag.

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Now, simply lay the bag flat within the freezer. On the campsite, place the bag in fridge or cooler to defrost previous to cooking on the campsite.

Tenting Tip: When I’m prepping make-ahead freezer meals I love to do a double batch, I make 1 mess and get 2 meals out of it! One meal is for the campsite and one is for residence!

Label the bag with the title of the recipe, date I put it within the freezer and cooking directions. After it freezes I don’t need take a look at it and say, “Appears like a ‘thriller dinner’ night time as a result of I don’t know what’s on this bag!” LOL

How To Make French Dip Beef Sandwiches In A Campfire Dutch Oven

That is one among our Dutch oven tenting recipes that works effectively utilizing a tripod immediately over your tenting fireplace pit.

French Dip Beef Campfire Dutch Oven Recipe by CampingForFoodies

Simply dump the substances from the freezer bag into my Dutch oven and simmer over a campfire. These sorts of tenting dinner recipes are nice for busy camp days, like day-long hikes that get us again to camp simply in time to eat.

My private desire is to make use of a Dutch oven hanging from a Camp Dutch Oven Tripod when I’m making this meal, however, you can too use your Dutch oven on a grill grate or perhaps a camp range or RV stovetop.

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These beef sandwiches are superior campfire recipes since you simply “dump and simmer” immediately over a campfire, BUT, if you could change your cooking methodology due to fireplace restrictions, you’ll be able to simply try this and transition to make as one among your camp range recipes. You need to use your Dutch oven proper over any propane range or use a big skillet or pot with a tight-fitting lid. For extra suggestions, try How To Camp When Tenting Fireplace Restrictions Are Activated!


For the meat

I like cooking with flank steak however you need to use any kind of beef which you could slice into small strips, I’ve additionally used chuck roast which creates tender beef slices when it’s simmered within the beef broth. For those who actually need to make it actually fast, you’ll be able to simply choose up a pound of deli roast beef and warmth it within the heat au jus combine. At that time, you’re not cooking the meat, you’re simply heating it.

For the bread

Be sure to get “sturdy” rolls for these beef sandwiches as a result of the entire level of it’s dipping these French “Dip” Beef Sandwiches within the au jus (you recognize, that French time period meaning “with juice”, did I ever point out I flunked my French language class in highschool? Ooops!)

I take advantage of hoagie buns however you need to use any kind of bread that doesn’t collapse within the dipping liquid. French baguettes or onerous rolls work simply as effectively.

For the garlic

My household loves the flavour of contemporary garlic. I name for 4 cloves however you’ll be able to scale back the garlic if you’d like a milder style. For those who actually hate chopping garlic, you’ll be able to simply use garlic powder in a ratio of 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder for every clove of contemporary garlic.


After I’m attempting to maintain the meal actually easy, I simply serve coleslaw on the facet. If I need to get slightly fancier, I’ll bake some frozen, ready French fries. After I actually need to put in additional effort, I make my yummy Polish Potato Salad at residence and hold it within the fridge a couple of days earlier than our journey. If my camp crowd love bacon, I make my family-favorite Potato Salad With Bacon And Chives. I’ve bought tons of tenting facet dishes that may be made upfront or proper at your campsite together with salads that use a leafy inexperienced vegetable or two!


You probably have leftovers, contemplate making Philly cheesesteak sandwiches. Hold the meat in a fridge or cooler in an hermetic container. Then, lay out a sliced hoagie bun or French baguette on a piece of foil, unfold some butter contained in the bun, layer on a few slices of meat and prime with a slice of provolone cheese or Swiss cheese. Wrap tightly right into a foil pack and warmth in an oven or over campfire coals utilizing medium-high warmth. You might be simply heating the meat sufficient to soften the cheese and toast the bread a bit contained in the foil packets.

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You probably have 3 primary substances, you might be prepared to start out cooking these Dutch Oven Beef Sandwiches! You simply let the meat roast simmer, low and sluggish, with jarred gentle peppers and their juice to create a tangy and barely spicy meal of shredded beef sandwiches. Try all of our yummy tenting sandwich concepts.

Do that tasty Hen Fajitas Freezer Meal while you need to simply “dump & cook dinner” at camp.

For those who like “dump and cook dinner” make-ahead freezer meals that embody wealthy and creamy pasta, do this scrumptious Pesto Tortellini Bake Freezer Meal.

This Campfire Stew is soooooo scrumptious! The tomato-based sauce is the proper backdrop for the meat, carrots and potatoes. You gotta love one-pot tenting meals!

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Dutch Oven French Dip Campfire Sandwiches by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate and bowl. A sliced beef sandwich in a hoagie roll sits on the side of the plate. Next to it, the bowl is filled with a brown au jus beef broth for dipping. A serving of coleslaw is on the side of the plate which is set on a campfire log with a black cast iron Dutch oven in the background on a sunny afternoon.

Dutch Oven French Dip

Kim Hanna

Tenting For Foodies Dinner Tenting Recipes: These campfire French dip sandwiches are simple to prep at residence and fast to cook dinner at camp.

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook dinner Time 20 minutes

Whole Time 30 minutes

Course Dinner Tenting Recipes

Delicacies American

Servings 4 Servings

Energy 427 kcal

Prep At Dwelling

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon floor mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves minced (scale back to 2 cloves for milder garlic taste)
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can beef broth
  • 1 1/2 kilos flank steak trim fats and minimize in skinny strips in opposition to the grain

For Serving At The Campsite

  • 4 hearty hoagie rolls for serving on the campsite

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Prep & Freeze At Dwelling

  • Combine all substances (besides rolls) in gallon freezer bag, seal and lay flat in freezer. Label outdoors of bag with title, cooking and serving directions.

Campsite Cooking

  • Defrost freezer bag and dump contents in 12-inch camp Dutch oven.

  • Simmer coated over medium warmth of campfire, charcoal briquettes or camp range until totally cooked by, about 20 minutes.

  • Serve on crusty hoagie rolls with remaining au jus on facet for dipping.

*NOTE: We love cooking over the campfire with our Dutch ovens, however this recipe might be made in a forged iron skillet or different pan with a tight-fitting lid and be made utilizing a camp range or RV range.

Serving: 1gEnergy: 427kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 43gFats: 11gSaturated Fats: 4gPolyunsaturated Fats: 1gMonounsaturated Fats: 3gLdl cholesterol: 102mgSodium: 871mgPotassium: 725mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 7IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 14mg

Solid Iron Dutch Oven Cleanup

I all the time say: deal with your camp forged iron gear proper and it’ll final for generations! After you’ve got loved this meal, clear and season you forged iron camp cookware. Try our Cleansing And Seasoning Solid Iron Dutch Oven Cookware put up for suggestions!

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