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Recipe of the week: Texas travelers stew

Each week, Let’s RV will publish one recipe each week from the RV Centennial Cookbook authored by Evada Cooper.

The book features a collection of recipes submitted by RVers themselves. The company is providing the recipes in hopes of encouraging RVers to submit more recipes to be included in a new edition expected to be published soon.

This week’s recipe is for Texas travelers stew. It was submitted by Debi and Eddie Hurlburt in Conroe Texas. They have been RVing about 12 years now and have never met a stranger at any of the Good Sam Clubs or KOA sites at which they stayed. They are planning to retire soon and go RVing north and west in a 32-foot Allegro motorhome.


  • 2 pounds hamburger (80/20 is the best)
  • 1 package Lipton onion soup mix
  • 2 medium potatoes, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 small can corn, drained
  • 1 small can green beans, drained
  • 1 small can peas, drained
  • 1 small can carrots, drained
  • Choice of seasoning
  • Butter
  • Heavy duty foil


This recipe is great for the whole family to assemble together and kids love it. Begin by forming 8- to 12-inch square sheets of foil. Then mix the hamburger meat with the onion soup mix and form into quarter-pound patties and set on the foil.

Start stacking on veggies, then put a pat of butter on top and season to taste. Now close up each foil pocket, being very careful to leave plenty of room for the steam to form during cooking.

Place on campfire grill for 30 to 45 minutes or in an RV over at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes. Just serve in foil pocket and throw away when finished. CAUTION: When opening the hot pocket, beware of steam.

Click here to submit a recipe for consideration in a future edition/volume of The RV Centennial Cookbook.

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About Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is the editor of Let's RV and the editor of RV Daily Report. A Wisconsin native and father of three grown daughters, he is now based out of Arizona and travels the country in his Winnebago Adventurer motorhome interviewing industry professionals and interesting RVers alike. He can be reached at

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