If you're like most people, the thought of cooking a meal while camping sounds like more trouble than it's worth. After all, who wants to lug around a bunch of pots and pans when you could just grab a hot dog or hamburger from the nearest fast food joint?
Well, we're here to tell you that it is possible to make a delicious, homemade meal while camping - and you don't even need to bring a ton of cookware with you! These one-pot camping recipes are easy to make, and cleanup is a breeze. Trust us, your taste buds will thank you!
One Pot Camping Recipes:
1. Campfire Nachos -
All you need for this recipe is a bag of tortilla chips, a can of black beans, some shredded cheese, and your favorite toppings (salsa, sour cream, jalapenos, etc.). Spread the chips in an even layer on a large piece of aluminum foil, top with beans and cheese, then fold up the foil so that it forms a packet. Place the packet on the edge of the fire so that it gets nice and hot, then open it up and enjoy!
2. Dutch Oven Chili -
This recipe is perfect for colder nights around the campfire. You'll need 1 pound of ground beef, 1 onion diced, 2 cans of diced tomatoes (undrained), 1 can of red kidney beans (drained), 1 can of black beans (drained), 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and salt & pepper to taste. Brown the beef in a Dutch oven over medium heat, then add in the onions and cook until translucent. Stir in the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Serve with some shredded cheese on top and enjoy!
3. Foil Packet Pancakes -
Start your day off right with these easy-to-make foil packet pancakes! You'll need 1 cup of pancake mix (just add water), 2 tablespoons of butter (melted), ¾ cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen), and maple syrup. Mix together the pancake mix and butter until well blended, then fold in the blueberries. Place ¼ cup batter on a large square of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Fold up the sides of the foil to form a packet and make sure that it's sealed well so that no batter leaks out. Repeat with the remaining batter. Place packets on hot coals for about 10 minutes or until pancakes are cooked through. Remove from heat, open packets carefully (watch out for steam!), drizzle with syrup, and enjoy!
4. Foil Packet Potato Wedges -
These potatoes are so easy to make and they taste great! You'll need 4 large potatoes (cut into wedges), 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon garlic salt, ½ teaspoon paprika, ½ teaspoon dried oregano, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Mix together all spices in a small bowl, then place potato wedges in a large resealable baggie or container. Pour spice mixture over potatoes and shake until wedges are coated evenly. Place wedges on a large piece of aluminum foil and fold up the sides to form a packet. Grill over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from heat and enjoy
These one-pot camping recipes are sure to be hit on your next camping trip! With minimal cookware needed and easy cleanup afterward, what's not to love? So ditch those fast food burgers and whip up one of these mouth-watering meals instead - your taste buds will thank you!
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