Being in the outdoors makes you hungry and by dinnertime, you’ll be tired and hungry. So you won’t want to spend a lot of time preparing supper, but you’ll be in the mood for something good. Before you go camping, make a master list of menus. Be sure to pack both necessary cooking utensils as well as food. Camp Checklist . Read how to start a Campfire .
Macaroni & Cheese , Noodle dinners (including Ramen), Potato dishes (mashed potatoes, au gratin, or other packaged potatoes), Minute Rice topped with instant gravies and sauces, Instant mashed potatoes Pasta salads (in a box), Couscous, Pilafs (lentil, wheat, rice, etc), Tuna and other canned meats, Pepperoni, dried meats, sausages, Sardines and fish steaks, Specialty dehydrated meals, Dehydrated vegetables.
- Bagels (they pack well for a couple of days).
- Cereal bars
- Pancakes or French Toast
- Eggs & bacon
You can prepare foods ahead of time, like potatoes and make hashbrown for breakfast. I also take a dozen or two of eggs and break them into a plastic container with a tight fitting lid and we have scrambled eggs with the hashbrown. I don’t have to worry about eggs falling out of the carton and the plastic container doesn’t take up as much space.
- Salami or other preserved meats, like beef or turkey jerky
- Peanut butter
- Crackers (don’t repackage these; store them in the original containers or they will crumble), tortillas, chips, or breadsticks.
- Nuts and other snack foods.
(Recipes for the Outdoors)
1 – 1 lb coffee can with lid
1 – 3 lb coffee can with lid
duct tape for lid
1 cup milk
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
(chopped nuts, or pieces of fruit, optional)
Camping Breakfast Special
This recipe can feed up to a dozen people at once. Great for a camping breakfast.
1lb bacon,1 dozen eggs
1 package of frozen shredded potatoes
8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
optional: diced onions, peppers, tomatoes, depending on the crowd’s taste.
I use a electric frying pan but you can cook it in a regular pan. Brown bacon, drain some of grease and leave some for cooking potato’s. Crumble bacon down and leave in pan – add onions , peppers, tomatoes etc. then potato’s cook till done add salt @ pepper. Break eggs on top of potato’s put lid on pan cook eggs (fried) till done then sprinkle with cheese until it melts. Cut a wedge serve with toast. One pan clean up
Hearty Beef Stew
2. large cans Dinty Moore beef stew
2 table Spoons Sour cream .
Cook noodles as directed drain, add butter, mix well. heat soup add to noodles, stir in sour cream
Camp Fire Stew
2 pounds ground beef
2 large onions, cut in pieces
potatoes, cut in chunks, as much as you like!
1 pound baby carrots
salt and pepper
Cut pieces of heavy duty aluminum foil for several packets.
Make little balls of ground beef and place on foil.
Add onions, potatoes, carrots and salt and pepper.
Wrap up packets very tightly and place on grid over fire.
They will take about 30 minutes or longer, depending on the fire.
Potatoes, onions, carrots, green pepper, mushrooms and fresh garlic (all thinly sliced)
Salt & pepper
Butter or margarine
Brush heavy foil with butter. Add veggies. Seal the foil into a pouch. Put on hot coals, turning often. Bake for about 25 minutes. After opening pouch, sprinkle with cheese.
- 2 lbs. chicken strips
- 1 can coke
- barbecue sauce
- Throw it all in the pot and stir. Cook 1 hour.
- DUTCH -OVEN SIZE: 12 inch
MAGNIFICENT SPAGHETTI SAUCE
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 onion
- 1 c. chopped mushrooms
- 1 lbs Italian sausage (mild, hot or sweet)
- 2 16oz. tomatoes, do not drain
- 1 4oz. can tomato paste
- 1 tsp. basil
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 1/2 tsp. thyme
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- Brown sausage with onion, garlic and mushrooms. Add tomatoes, paste and all spices listed. Bring to a boil then simmer at low heat for at least 40 minutes. Can simmer all day for full flavor.
- COOKING TIME: 40 minutes (minimum)
- DUTCH OVEN SIZE: 12 inch
1 small can or jar pizza sauce
sliced green pepper
sliced pepperoni, browned hamburger, sausage, etc
shredded mozzarella cheese
Split English muffins and top with pizza sauce. Let the kids top the English muffins with the ingredients of their choice then place into Dutch oven or reflector oven and bake until the cheese is melted and the pizzas are hot all the way through. This is a favorite of the kids and they enjoy building their own pizzas.
1 lg. can of Pork and Beans
1 lg. onion
1/2 lb. of sliced bacon
1/2 tsp. of garlic powder
1/2 tsp. of black pepper
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup of catsup
4 tbl. mustard
Take all the ingredients and mix together in a dutch oven and bake at 250 F for 3 to 4 hours, stirring occasionally. You can also do this in your campfire in a heavy stock pot. Just set them close enough to the fire to keep them simmering and make sure to keep turning the pan!!! Remember that only one side of the pan will get hot, so it is important to do this and to stir the beans every so often. Enjoy!!!
Fried Brook Trout with Lemon Mustard Butter
4 medium sized brook trout
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup flour
3 tablespoons oil
5 tablespoons butter
2 1/2 teaspoons French style mustard
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Clean, wash and dry the trout. Mix together the salt and milk. Dip each trout in the milk mixture, then roll in flour. Heat the oil and 3 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet. Fry the trout until they are tender and crispy. Remove fish from the pan and keep warm.
Quickly stir the mustard, the remaining butter, and the parsley flakes into the butter in the pan. Add the lemon juice, bring to a boil, and pour the hot lemon-mustard butter over the fish.
Split a banana lengthwise leaving the peel on. Fill with three marshmallows and chocolate chips. Wrap in aluminum foil set on hot coals for two minutes.
Peanut Butter S’mores
Peanut butter cups — 8 graham cracker squares 4 large marshmallows Place 1 peanut butter cup on each of 4 crackers. Spear marshmallows on long fork or clean stick; toast over campfire coals or over grill on low heat. Place one toasted marshmallow on top of each peanut butter cup; top each with cracker. Press together and hold for a few seconds to melt chocolate.
Dutch Oven Coffee Cake
Mix with a wooden spoon in a foil lined, 14-inch,
hot Dutch oven the following:
3 or 4 cups pancake mix
2 or 3 eggs
1/2 cup powdered milk
Water enough to make a batter
Make a brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter mixture to crumble over the top.
Bake at 350 degrees until done.