Camping brings family and friends together in a way that is unlike any other adventure and food is often the connection that strengthens bonds. One of the great things about camping is there really aren't any one-size-fits-all rules when it comes to food. It's the perfect time to explore new ways of eating.
Try these five campfire ready meals the next time you're heading for the great outdoor living that everyone will enjoy!
1. Pre-cooked Frozen Breakfast Burritos
Get away from the normal breakfast of bacon and eggs, and spice up your meal with delicious breakfast burritos. Choose your favorite breakfast meats, such as bacon, sausage, ham or even turkey, then combine it with eggs, cubed potatoes, cheese, onions, and green peppers into a tortilla and prepare them just like you normally would. Once the burritos are formed and completed, allow them to cool for 15-20 minutes before wrapping them individually in aluminum foil. Put them in your freezer before leaving on your camping trip, and they're ready for the campfire for instant eating!
2. Tasty Breakfast Veggie Casserole
Who said casseroles were just for dinner? A breakfast casserole is a great way to start the day and fill everyone's belly, especially if the day has plenty of activities planned, such as hiking. There is really no wrong way to make a breakfast veggie casserole. All it takes is choosing ingredients that you and your family like the most. However, a typical breakfast veggie casserole will include scrambled eggs, shredded potato hash browns, shredded chicken or turkey, shredded cheese, sausage, and of course, all your favorite vegetables and plenty of them.
3. Hearty Beef Stew
Everyone likes a hearty beef stew, but there's something extra special about having it on a cool night around a campfire. Along with your favorite type of beef, choose your ingredients to make a hearty beef stew with plenty of vegetables such as diced carrots, peas, potatoes, tomatoes or tomato sauce, green beans, corn, and celery. You can cook the beef stew several days in advance prior to leaving for your campsite.
4. Spicy Chili
Perhaps one of the best meals that you can have while sitting around the campfire is a good bowl of chili. Choose your favorite chili recipe and prepare a spicy meal for all of your guests to thoroughly enjoy. Instead of only using typical beef, you can add sausage to give it a new taste that spices things up for outdoors. You can even make a vegetarian chili! When preparing your chili for a camping trip, be sure to use a pot that is safe enough for direct fire if you plan to heat it using a campfire.
5. Self-prepared Hoagies
Deli meat is a typical choice to bring along on a camping trip for making sandwiches, but how about making hoagies? Stop by your delicatessen and get creative by selecting different types of deli meats and cheeses that gives everyone a variety to choose from for lunch or dinner. Remove all the meats and cheeses from the packages and place them in plastic containers. Cut your lettuce, slice the tomatoes and onions ahead of time and place them in separate containers. The day that you choose to have hoagies, lay out the spread and let everyone get creative and have fun building their own hoagie!
We hope these campfire ready meals give you great ideas for your next camping adventure. If you would like more information, please contact the staff at Reliable RV. We strive to provide exceptional customer service and nothing pleases us more than having an opportunity to make your camping experiences enjoyable. You can always depend on Reliable RV to provide a high level of service with a genuine concern for your camping needs and adventures!