Campfire Sloppy Joes

8 strips of bacon (cut up)
2 lb. ground beef
Medium sized onion (cut up)
Small can tomato paste or puree
Can of tomato soup
Small can of potatoes (cut up) - optional
Bell pepper (cleaned out and cut up)

Brown bacon in a #10 can (make sure it doesn't have plastic coating inside) or a cast iron skillet over hot coals; drain grease. Add onions and brown.
Add ground beef (in small chunks) and brown. Pour in can of soup and can of tomato paste.

Add potatoes (if including them) and bell pepper. After all ingredients are cooking, set can or skillet on the edge of the fire to simmer.
Stir as needed to keep ingredients from sticking to bottom of the can or skillet. The longer it cooks, the better it gets!

Serve on crackers or bread, hamburger buns, etc.
Makes enough for 8 people.