Ingredients That Make Great Camp Dishes
It is true that awesome camping trips are made of excellent company, magnificent views and thrilling outdoor activities. However, we should not disregard the unbeatable satisfaction we’ll get out of delicious, hassle-free camp cooking. That being said, we rummaged the internet for the most popular and easiest camping recipes there are! And setting the very dishes aside, we also learned that camping foods are usually cooked with eggs, flour, veggies, beans, meat, bread, hotdogs and sausages. Talk about easy breezy preparation!
Our Top 9 Of The Most Popular Campground Chows!
S’mores (short for ‘some more’) will definitely make everyone’s camping food list! The usual recipe for this treat starts by heating up big marshmallows over the campfire. Once they begin to melt, sandwich the chocolate between the mallows and graham crackers. And viola! That’s one for your sweet tooth! Very easy!
2. Foil Dinners
Foil dinners are camp favorites, too! You just have to get a heavy duty foil and place your seasoned meat and/or vegetables in there . Seal the foil and place it on the grill for cooking. Some of the most preferred foil dishes include burgers with veggies, chicken casserole and sausages with eggs.
Grilled dishes are must-haves for camping trips! Definitely! So marinate your choice of meat, place them in secure zip lock bags and freeze before hitting the road. Once you’re in the campground, take it out of the freezer or cooler to thaw. Skewer them on sticks as is or add in your favorite olives, bell peppers and pineapple chunks. Cook on preheated grill.
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we agree! So start your day right by cooking delicious pancakes even when you’re outdoors! To lessen preparation time, you can just use the complete, just-add-water pancake mix and add in blueberries or chocolate chips to make them yummier! For variation, you may want to place slices of mangoes, peaches or bananas on top. Don’t forget your syrup!
5. Grilled Fish
Going fishing? Why not feast on your catch of the day? Clean and fillet your fish, marinate or simply season it with salt and pepper then cook it on the grill! That easy!
6. Scrambled Eggs
Scrambled eggs are among the easiest and most versatile camp dishes. After all, you can add almost anything to it: onions, cheese, meat (especially bacon and ham), tomatoes, lobsters, shrimps — you name it! Just beat the eggs, add a little milk and cook it in butter or oil with your choice of ingredients!
7. Grilled Hamburgers
Hamburgers are camping staples, too! You can prepare your burger mix at home by combining ground meat with salt, pepper, onion garlic and a bit of Worcestershire sauce. Place the mix in a zip lock bag or container, freeze it and thaw once you’re in the campground. When it’s thawed enough, make patties and start grilling!
8. Camp Cooker Sandwiches
Now there’s a reason why camp cookers are so popular. There are a lot of easy chows that you can cook with them and pizza squares are on the list! Just get two slices of bread, spread with spaghetti sauce and top it with pineapple chunks, ham, pepperoni or whatever you want. Toast it by placing the cooker over the fire and there goes your camp pizza! You can also use cheese (to make grilled cheese) or if you want something sweet, try blueberry jam with cream cheese or Nutella with banana slices.
9. Frank and Beans
You should always bring with you a few canned or tinned foods, most especially beans. They’re usually ready-to-eat and therefore save you a lot of preparation and cooking time. Just heat the beans in a pot and add in slices your cooked (or grilled) sausages. You can top this dish with bacon slices to make it meatier.