Please share your favorite camping recipes
- javaandjazz Aug 3, 2010 01:19 PM
Planning on going camping soon and I thought I remember a thread on here years ago with all sorts of good camping recipes. Thanks!
Tossing a steak directly on the coals is always a quick, easy, and entertaining way to cook dinner. Bring tongs... There is lots of instruction out there on the interwebs.
Here's my 2 night camping menu:
Friday night - chicken & veggies in foil packets. Whatever veggies I have, I like green beans, potatoes, asparagus, etc. chicken, lemon juice, oregano, s&p. Toss on coals while setting up tent.
Saturday: Breakfast pancakes & bacon; Lunch either burgers and dogs, pasta salad, or pb&j with good artisan bread if we're planning to be hiking and out and about for the day. Dinner - campfire chili cooked in our cast iron dutch oven. 1 lb ground beef (bison), 2 green peppers, 1 zucchini, 1 cup corn, 1 cup carrots, 1 onion, 4 cloves garlic, 1 bottle of beer, 1 28 oz can of chopped tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, oregano, s&p and 2 dark chocolate hershey kisses. I toss it all in the dutch oven and let it go for about 2 hours over the fire. Serve with tortilla chips, cheddar and sour cream. Smores for dessert.
Sunday Breakfast: Oatmeal
Weekend Snacks: Granola Bars, chips, nuts, and beer.
When I was a kid we did a lot of camping and I must have been quite young when she put together a hotdish (we're from Minnesota, so it's a hotdish) that she called "Campers' Hotdish" (I don't know if she used the possesive, as far as I knew, she never wrote it down).
Anyway, she made it by browning hamburger and chopped onions and celery. Then she dumped in a can of Franco American spaghetti and a can of drained kidney beans. I think there was some oregano and fennel seeds in there as well, maybe a little chili powder and garlic powder too.
Looking back, I’m sure she was trying to stretch a pound of hamburger to fill a family of five. I may have to make some soon. She's been gone for a couple of years now so I might try and make it and bring my dad over, he'd get a kick out of it.
The first time she made it (and probably didn't have the spices she used when she made it at home) was on a camping trip to Alaska. I remember being on the Al-Can Highway before it was paved. I think it took us about a week of steady driving to get to Anchorage.
We like to marinate a boned legalamb in a ziplock and then slow roast it over the big camp grill. Make things easy by precutting veggies and dumping them in foil. Cook oiled up red potatoes along side - nice and crisp. Maybe a greek salad or some greek dips with veggies/pita ahead while the lamb tortures everyone in the campground. Easy peasy.
Oh and next day, lamb sands on pita with gobs of leftover tzatziki and ripe summer tomatoes.