Excellent Meals for Camping

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Camping food can be prepared ahead at home, or cooked on the camp stove right after catching a game. But it doesn’t have to be complex or boring! There are many tasty camping recipes out there, but these ideas will make your trip more enjoyable and satisfied! Here are four excellent meals for camping!

Mini S’mores

S’mores are great campfire food which children also enjoy. This summer camp recipe is super easy! This video demonstrates how to make the best mini smores during camping.

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy joes are hunters’ favorite camp recipes. They are delicious, easy to prepare, and a good way to use up your ground venison! Here’s how to make this meal. First, prepare the following:

  • 2 pounds ground deer
  • Β½ cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cups of chopped celery ribs, chopped
  • ΒΌ cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 β…” cups canned crushed tomatoes
  • ΒΌ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon steak sauce
  • Β½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ΒΌ teaspoon ground mustard
  • ΒΌ teaspoon paprika
  • 8 to 10 hamburger buns, split

All you have to do for this recipe is cook the beef, onion, celery, and green pepper in a dutch oven over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink and the veggies are tender. Then, drain it and stir in the rest of the ingredients uncovered for 35 minutes. Lastly, spoon about Β½ cup of meat into the bun.

Kale Soup

If you’re on a plant-based diet while camping, this soup makes a great outdoor meal! Take note that this is a make-ahead dish. This recipe is an Old-World soup, which means that the kale and cabbage are cooked more than they should be. For the broth, prepare the following:

  • Β½ pound lima beans, soaked overnight
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 Β½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ΒΌ tsp garlic powder
  • Β½ cup white wine
  • 1 tbsp yellow miso
  • 32 ounces vegetable broth
  • 2 bay leaves

For the soup, you will need the following:

  • 1 (16-ounce) bag of kale
  • 1/2 cabbage, cut into chunks
  • 3 large yellow wax potatoes, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 4 vegan sausages, cut into coins, preferably Field Roast Mexican Chipotle sausage
  • salt, to taste
  • bread, for serving

Simply soak the dried lima beans overnight and remove the skin. Then, add a tablespoon of olive oil to a soup pot. Saute the garlic pepper flakes, paprika, and garlic powder without burning them. Deglaze the pan with white wine and simmer for about a minute.

Then, you can start adding miso, vegetable broth, salt, bay leaves, and peeled, soaked lima beans to the pot. Add water until it is ΒΎ full. Simmer for about an hour.

Remove the bay leaves from the pot and puree the lima beans with the broth with a blender. Add the kale and cabbage, and simmer for 15 minutes. Then, add the potatoes and leave it for another 20 minutes.Β 

Lastly, add Tabasco, soy sauce, yeast, apple cider vinegar, and vegan sausages.Β 

Halloumi Breakfast Sandwich

This breakfast sandwich is perfect for mornings after camping because it has everything you want in a sandwich, from egg and fried cheese to sriracha and more! All you need for this recipe is the following:

  • 1 large Hawaiian sweet roll
  • 1 tbsp butter or oil
  • 2 oz halloumi cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp mayo
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 scallion
  • Salt and pepper, to tasteΒ 

For this recipe, simply toast the buns with your camp stove and skillet or grill. Then, heat half the butter or oil in your skillet over medium-high heat and add the cheese. Fry each side for 3-4 minutes and set aside.

Heat the rest of the butter and crack the egg in the skillet. While it’s cooking, prepare the spicy mayo by mixing it with the Sriracha. Spread it on each cut surface of the buns and layer on the grilled halloumi, egg, scallions, and salt and pepper.

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