Goat Meat Stew

Goat Meat Campfire Stew

It’s that time of year when campfire cooking is at its finest. Similarly, here at packgoats.com, we take backcountry eating seriously. Of course, with these amazing critters carrying in our loads we can’t help ourselves not to be spoiled with exquisite cuisine. Today our very own lady on the farm, Tricia is sharing her goat meat campfire stew recipe. However, if you are joining us for the first time or just haven’t yet please subscribe to our newsletter. We have lots of tools and resources to fit your goat needs.

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Nutritional Value of Goat Meat

Is goat meat becoming the next red meat? In other words, in the United States, goat meat has been an ideal choice for the health-conscious for the nutrient values. For example, goats are raised in the United States without hormones which are naturally lean, very nutritious, and have a range of health benefits. It has less fat, less saturated fat, more iron, and about the same amount of protein compared to beef, pork, lamb, or chicken. As a result, offers more nutritional value, greater health benefits, and is considered “the other red meat.”


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Did You Know Goat Meat is Marketed for Holidays?

Preferences and consumption patterns for goat meat are dictated by cultural, traditional, and religious backgrounds and the socioeconomic status of the community. Therefore, goat meat prices spike around ethnic holidays. Producers are advised to plan accordingly to market their animals. Knowing these dates from year to year is very helpful in planning for breeding times so that you can sell the appropriate size animal for a particular market. That is to say, the link below lists the dates of various holidays from 2020 through 2024.

Holiday Calendar for Marketing Sheep and Goats for 2020 – 2024.

How Does Goat Meat Taste

How does goat meat taste? There are many homesteaders and farmers that are raising goats primarily for meat. It is not as common here in the United States as it is in Mexico, North Africa, Middle East, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and other tropical regions. Cabrito, a tender mild flavor delicacy meat from goat kids slaughtered when 1 to 3 months of age and weighing less than 50 pounds. Whereas chevon is meat from older goat kids slaughtered when 6 to 9 months of age and weighing from 50 to 75 pounds.

There are, however, two types of red meat that are usually cut in bite-size or larger pieces to be eaten stewed, baked, or grilled. By comparison, the meat from mature goats is used primarily in processed foods such as sausage or chili.

Ready to get your stew on? Rather it is in the backcountry, at home on the stove, or outside on the firepit dive on in and make some delicious goat meat campfire stew. Above all enjoy!

How to Cook Goat Meat

How to cook goat meat determines how delicious it tastes. For example, if goat meat is to become popular in U.S. markets, consumers need to learn a few basic rules regarding how to cook the goat meat. Firstly, cook meat at low temperatures. Due to its low-fat content and lack of marbling of the fat inside the muscle, goat meat can lose moisture and become tough quickly if cooked at high temperatures. Secondly, cook goat meat with steam. To enhance flavor and increase tenderness, use a marinade on the meat before cooking and cook with steam heat, such as stewing. Finally, and most importantly, let’s try this Goat Meat Campfire Stew.

Goat Meat Campfire Stew Recipe


  • 3-4 cups of water with 1 TBS better than bullion paste
  • 4-5 cups canned Goat meat with juices-5 pint jars
  • 1 large sweet onion sauteed
  • 1 carrot cut up or a handful of baby carrots
  • 3-4 baking potatoes cut into large chunks or bags of instant potatoes
  • 2 tsp Lawry’s seasoning salt
  • 1 small can of green chilies
  • 1/2 cup chopped jalapenos (canned or jar)
  • 1 cube of butter
Tips from Tricia

Add jalapenos to taste. However, don’t accidentally buy a can of HOT jalapenos and throw it all in the stew. But be creative, add flavor. Enjoy.

Step 1

Cut up potatoes, carrots, onion, and then the jalapenos.

Step 2

Saute the onion. Meanwhile, in a pot boil the potatoes or add in the bags of instant potatoes and cook.

Step 3

Add the water, then bouillon paste, Lawry’s seasoning salt, and butter to the pot of stew. Then add the carrots, onion, jalapenos, and chilies. Finally, add in the delicious canned goat meat.

Step 4

Bring to a boil, after that simmer for at least 35 minutes.

Step 5

Serve over potatoes. Then add cheese, sour cream, crackers, and all other desired toppings.Enjoy More Goat Meat Recipes, Subscribe to Our Newsletter, Join Goat ClubWant to enjoy more goat meat recipes we share here on the farm? Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter and see the latest. As a result, we hope you enjoyed this recipe of goat meat campfire stew by Tricia. In fact, there are lots more recipes and delicious foods made in the backcountry join our Goat Club Membership to get the inside scoop that only members get to see and special offers. Can’t wait for you to join us. Meanwhile, please share your stew pictures with us! @pack.goats on Instagram

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