If you love the outdoors but aren’t so much the crafty cook, County 10 has collected 5 easy camping recipes, that are so simple any first-time campers can master. These recipes are made to enhance already simple camping meals and are created to be versatile for any foodie. Personalization to any of the following recipes is recommended and amounts aren’t provided due to the simplicity of such meals being low maintenance enough to eyeball.
Cooking made easy.
Camping in the rugged outdoors requires a hardy breakfast before you spend the day out fishing and hiking. Start your morning off with a breakfast scramble.
The main ingredient needed is eggs, preferably scrambled, but outside that include other savory foods into the mix. Chop up potatoes, celery, bacon, or onions and heat in a skillet right over the fire. Add some parsley or chives to enhance the flavor. If you have talent with a spatula give an omelet a try, but if not chop it all up and top it off with some cheese. A bonus tip, pack some tortillas and make a breakfast burrito, now your meal is portable.
- Get creative, add your own ingredients
Mountain Man Trail Mix
The special thing about making your own Trail Mix is not having to waste time picking around the things you don’t like, for example, raisins. Trail mix is simple in the fact that measurements don’t matter and if you want cashews to outnumber your pretzels County 10 won’t stop you. Before heading out into the great outdoors, premake a big bag of Mountain Man Trail Mix. Include whatever you want or just pack a bag of M&M’s, because we know you are just going to pick around the other stuff to get to them instead. But in case you get tired of just M&M’s here are a couple of extra things you can include.
- Chocolate covered coffee beans
- Cashews, Almonds, Peanuts, or Walnuts
- Chocolate chips of your choosing
- M&M’s and Reeses Pieces
- Any or all Dried Fruit
- Sunflower, or pumpkin seeds
- Chex or Cheerios
- Salt and other seasonings
- Anything your heart so desires
Nachos is another meal that’ll fix any savory craving.
Pick and choose ingredients like black olives, jalapenos, onions, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole, just don’t forget about the cheese and tortilla chips. Place the tortilla chips into a skillet, then sprinkle shredded Mexican style cheese and let the cheese melt right over the fire.
Once your cheese has melted to perfection dig in, it makes a great meal to share with your camping buddies.
- Tortilla chips
- Mexican Shredded Cheese
- Sour cream
- Black Olives
- Have a weird nacho topping?
No Bun Burger
Cooking in aluminum foil is a traditional method campers often use to prepare their meals. All this recipe needs are carrots, onions, potatoes, and a slab of ground beef. It doesn’t need to be pretty and no need to shape like a traditional hamburger. When we say slab we mean just a chuck of pure beef. Place all the ingredients inside the foil packs and maybe add a spice or two such as garlic powder or your favorite hamburger seasoning. Cook until the meat reaches 160 degrees.
- Olive Oil
- Ground Beef
- Garlic Powder or Seasoning of your choice
- Yellow Bell Peppers
- Not enough? Add something you like.
More to your S’mores?
Everyone’s favorite outdoor dessert can appeal to any kind of sweet tooth.
A simple concoction to change up this sweet treat is dropping in a candy bar, and no we don’t mean Hershey’s. If a fan of peanut butter place in a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup or maybe for fans of caramel, try Rolos. If you aren’t much of chocolate fan, spread some Nutella on top of the Graham cracker.
Want to switch up the graham cracker instead? Use two chocolate chip cookies or Keebler Fudge cookies. Maybe even oatmeal raisin for all we care, just so long you don’t mind getting a dirty look or two.
- Graham Crackers
- Chocolate chip cookies
- Keebler Fudge Cookie
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
- Sweet tooth? Create your own