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Heat from within: This spicy stew provides heat around the campfire

  • Kieran Creevy
  • January 8, 2023
Credits cover image: Lisa Paarvio

No more freezing at the campfire: With our Andalusian red bell pepper stew, you'll warm up even when camping in wintry temperatures. The dried bell pepper paste gives the dish a special zing, and the flatbread provides a great balance! Our camping recipe is presented by outdoor chef Kieran Creevy.

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Dried, smoked red bell pepper paste gives the dish its unique zing
Image credit: Lisa Paarvio / Lisa Paarvio

Ingredients for 4 people

  • 350 g canned chopped tomatoes or 4 ripe chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tsp dried smoked red bell pepper paste, available in many Spanish supermarkets
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 white onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Fresh pita bread to serve
The stew is great to enjoy with pita bread
Image credit: Lisa Paarvio / Lisa Paarvio


1. heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan.
2. Add the finely diced onion, the red bell pepper paste, the spices and some sea salt to the hot olive oil and fry until the onion is soft.
3. Then add the diced peppers and fry until they are also soft.
4. After that, add the chopped or ripe tomatoes and cook until the stew begins to thicken.
5. Season to taste and add more seasoning if needed.
6. Serve with some fresh pita bread.

Image Credits: All images by Lisa Paarvio. Find more on Instagram at @lisapaarviophotography.