There’s nothing like enjoying dinner with friends or family out in the great outdoors. But roasting hot dogs over an open flame can get a little old. If you’re ready to add a little variety (not to mention some much-needed taste) to your camping menu, you’ve come to the right place.
Best Meals for Camping
Camping in an RV has a wealth of benefits, one of which is that you have more cooking resources to choose from. From your mini oven to your range, you can be creative with your meals. But if you’re like most people, you likely want to keep the ingredients simple and convenient. Here are our best tastes:
Whether you’re cooking over an open flame, in the oven or on the grill, a kabob is a great choice. Not only do you get a good serving of meat and veggies, but each person can customize their own skewers. Plus, you won’t need a cart to buy these ingredients: meat, peppers, onions and other veggies like zucchini or eggplant are all you need!
For breakfast, lunch or dinner, pancakes are a glorious camping food. What smells better than frying pancakes on a cold morning? Plus, since pancakes really only require water and mix, you can always have the ingredients on standby.
Speaking of which – that pancake mix can play double-duty when you wrap those suckers around hot dogs or sausages. This way, you get the reminiscence of campfire foods with a little creative (and delicious) punch.
Slow-cooking a stew is perfect for camping; just get everything set up and then have some family fun while dinner takes care of itself. For a great stew, combine cubed beef stew meat with crushed tomatoes, vegetable or beef broth, canned green beans, peas, cubed potatoes, cut carrots and seasonings. This one is totally customizable, so use whatever your family loves!
Salmon is not only super delicious and super healthy, it’s also super easy to cook! Make tin foil packages containing a filet of salmon, a slice of lemon and a sprinkling of salt and pepper and either pop them in the oven for 10 minutes or set them over the fire. You can even add green beans or asparagus to your packets.
There’s nothing like warm cobbler to end a day outdoors. Cobbler is super easy – and you need very few fresh ingredients! Just combine a cake mix with butter and canned fruit (peaches are delicious) and cook in a dutch oven or in the RV oven. YUM!
Got a favorite camping food? Let’s hear it!