Our kids love this meal.

Braised Beef in rich mushroom gravy

Category Camp Oven Cooking

Author:Brad Lumb

Our kids love this meal.

Braised Beef in rich mushroom gravy image


  • Approx 1 - 1.5kg Whole Topside or Brisket roast beef (sliced or diced rump or other cuts of beef can be substituted).
  • 2 packets of dry french onion soup
  • 2 cans of condensed Cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 diced onions
  • 2 tablespoons of roast meat gravy mix (we use Greens brand, seems to give the best result).
  • water


  1. Heat camp oven on the top of the Ozpig and sear all sides of the beef until brown When meat is browned add diced onion, french onion and mushroom soups.
  2. Add half soup can of water. Mix well.
  3. Place lid on camp oven and let simmer away on the Ozpig over a low fire or place camp oven on warming plate to maintain a gentle simmer for around 2 hours or until meat is very tender and starting to fall apart whilst stirring occasionally.
  4. 15 minutes before roast has finished cooking add 2 tablespoons of gravy mix to thicken.
  5. To serve, slice beef as with a normal roast beef and spoon sauce on as gravy.
  6. Serve on a bed of rice or with roast vegies.

Great bit of kit

We have the ozpig series 2 under a patio. Only just bought the house and the pig so we haven't got it in a specific final spot just yet. But having these extra offset and pieces helps keep smell and smoke (not that there is much using nice ironbark) definitely recommend this kit for use under a patio. Plus fast and easy postage made buying them easy as. 5 Stars

Exactly what I was looking for

- I was looking for something wood-fired and portable that I could take anywhere to boil water and cook a meal on and that could also be my home BBQ. The Pig is simpler and safer than a camp fire and a great back-up at home if everything goes down. I’ve only done BBQs so far and I’m enjoying the added wood-smoke taste. Looking forward to cooking more sophisticated meals down the track.