camping recipes


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MrZ · · Colorado · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 270

Anyone have any good camping recipe books?

Trying to focus on some good recipes that are easy to make on a propane stove/car camping

Chris Joe · · Arcadia, CA · Joined Apr 2015 · Points: 86

I like to make a pot of rice and add Progresso Sausage Gumbo Soup to make a really comforting meal. Add whatever meats/sausages you want or even change the soup to something else. I usually add cheap $1 hotdogs. Quick and easy!

You can also cook slices of low sodium Spam on a pan without oil on low heat. Once you see some browning, add a small amount of white granulated sugar on top. It'll caramelize once you flip it around enough. Eat with ramen, bread for a sandwich, or rice. (Or even add it to the Gumbo above). High in calories and most importantly easy to clean up.

McHull · · Fairfield, PA · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 250

Thanksgiving in a wrap

Stovetop stuffing chic flav
Canned chicken
Dried cranberries
Tortilla wraps
Butter (for stuffing) not really needed
Turkey oven roasting bag

Boil water per stuffing recipe

Dump stuffing, seasoning packet, butter (per stuffing recipe), cranberries and chic into bag
Add boiling H2O and mix up in bag

Scoop out after it has hydrated into tortilla wraps

Enjoy the gut bomb

thebmags · · Outback, Subaru · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 130

Anybody got some more good ones ?

Firestone · · California · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 509

I like to add raisins to yellow curry rice, they swell up and get warm and soft.

Dry meats and hard cheeses are also a staple, thrown into the pot with soups.

Steamed veggies are easy.

Jake wander · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 165

bagels toasted a bit, spread on honey nut cream-cheese, add smoked salmon 

Jake wander · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 165

melt cheese on small skillet until liquid, place half bagel onto cheese, rotate bagel until cheese stays with bagel. put bacon onto bagel-cheese and add other bagel half for awesome breakfast sandwich. 

John Barritt · · OKC · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 1,053

Car camping.....buy a Dutch oven with feet and a bag of charcoal.

Google Dutch oven recipes........

Years of awesome camping meals awaits 

Here's link to. Byron's http://scouts.lamb-thielen.com/data/papadutch.home.comcast.net/dutch-oven-cooking-sitemap.htm

You'll end up with 2 or 3 ovens JB

jaredj · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2013 · Points: 165

Some yuppie scum ideas here  for when I'm not in a dirtbag frame of mind (e.g. with wife and kids in tow):

Trader Joes pre-marinated bulgogi (labeled Bool Kogi) on a griddle.  Boil in bag rice.  If you have a skillet, sauteed spinach over really high heat (with sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic salt, and maybe some sesame seeds for texture).  One package of the bulgogi feeds two hungry adult climbers or three less hungry folk.  I always have sesame oil and sesame seeds in the pantry, so this doesn't feel like a stretch.  The bulgogi will add some culture to your griddle seasoning profile.

I also like gnocchi (expensive but cooks quick), Classico pesto sauce, and sauteeing mushrooms and some type of pre-cooked chicken sausage on your griddle. Don't put the pesto on until it's in your eatin' dish.  Pesto leaves an oily mess, I only do if in a state-park type campground that has a washing area.  

Finally, the Aidells or Trader Joes Andouille spicy chicken sausage sautted with mushrooms, and combined with some type of mac n cheese.  Hearty, I like this one when it's cold outside.  I sometimes bring some spinach leaves to mix in as well. 

For breakfast, I like the water-only pancake mix (in the Pacific Northwest, there's some sold under the Snoqualmie Lodge label but I think it's just Krusteaz that tastes a little better).  Sausage links are less messy than bacon grease (trying to manage the grease runoff from the griddle is a bit of a hassle).  When I was a kid my Dad would wrap potatoes in foil (with a few vent holes poked in via a fork), put them in the campfire coals, and in the morning dice 'em up to make hash browns with onions in the bacon grease left over from the first round of bacon.  

Martin Kepner · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 0

Jetboil + Rice a Roni packet + 1 can of chicken = cheap easy and delicous backcountry meal. Bring franks hot sauce for extra style points.

Tomily ma · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2011 · Points: 290

If you can have a campfire make foil wraps in advance and just set them in the coals. You can freeze some of them if you're gonna be gone a while. Clean up is ckar and cooking is easy! The sky is the limit but bacon is a must as it offers good lube for the food and the joints. Salmon chicken piggie cow... leeks potatoes carrots onion peppers... BBQ sauce, Mariana, teriyaki, buffalo, pesto, ketchup/mustard packets. For the stove I like mac attackwith pouch cheese! Add bacon green chiles beef veggies etc. cleanup is still easy as the dog can like the pot and it will self sanitize in the morning when you make Covfefe. 

Matt Himmelstein · · Orange, California · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 115

Steak over a campfire.  Tough to beat.

BigB · · Red Rock, NV · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 340
Martin Kepner wrote:

Jetboil + Rice a Roni packet + 1 can of chicken = cheap easy and delicous backcountry meal. Bring franks hot sauce for extra style points.

replace jetboil with windburner and this is a winner

Dan Cooksey · · Seattle, WA · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 365

A banana cut in half still in the skin.  Add chocolate and marshmallows.  Wrap in foil. Stick in fire.  Scoops insides out with spoon.  Thank me later.

simplyput · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2013 · Points: 60

Dirtbag putanesca:

Make pasta

SautéeTin fish(I like sardines in tomato sauce), and any combination of the following: parsley, lemon, garlic, tomato, pepper, onion, etc.

For me, the lemon and parsley offer the best ease to flavor ratio. I also use a lot of butter generally because fat is my friend.

PRRose · · Boulder · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 0

Thai Red Curry

Preslice onions and green peppers, freeze in ziploc bag

Preslice boneless chicken breast, freeze in ziploc bag

Precut green beans, freeze in ziploc bag

Use thick coconut milk (the part that settles to bottom of can as oil) to saute vegetables and red curry sauce (comes in a can, use half of the can)

When veges are softened, add green beans and chicken, saute chicken until almost cooked through.

Add remainder of can of coconut milk (the "thin" stuff) and simmer until done.

Serve with rice (just boil rice in water for 20 minutes and strain, or steam properly if you have the patience).

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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