5 Meals to Make on Your Camping Cookstove
The meals you make on your camping cook stove are what make the experience so enjoyable.
We’re a stove brand, so it should be no surprise that we think camp cooking is half the fun when you go out to stay in the wilderness. To put your camping cookstove, whichever works best for your backpacking or camping trip, to good use is sometimes the most satisfying end to a long day outside.
But a camping cookstove is only as good as the food you make using it. Here are five delicious and easy ends to your camping or hiking day:
Chicken Tortilla Soup
If you’ve been hiking all day and the sun is beginning to set, you will probably want something quick, easy, and nutritious to make for your camp. This chicken tortilla soup can be made in less than 10 minutes and happens to be gluten free. It simply requires the camp cook to throw all of the ingredients together and heat it up. Thanks to Misadventures, this is a great meal if you don’t have a lot of time, or don’t want to spend time cooking.
Camping Farmer’s Breakfast
Any breakfast that’s not oatmeal is a welcomed surprise at the campsite. The camping farmer’s breakfast consists of six ingredients that pack plenty of protein for any adventure that lies ahead. Full disclosure, there is a fair amount of prep required for this dish, which includes boiling the potatoes. But, if you have time and want to switch it up, this recipe by Genius Kitchen is well worth it, and perfect for a two-burner camping cookstove.
Bubble and Squeak
Bubble and squeak has got to be one of the best and most ominous camp recipe names. This is a great one pot dinner that is probably a little different than what you typically cook when you’re on a campout. The best part? It just has four ingredients: cabbage, potatoes, kielbasa, and water. Simply add ingredients to a frying pan and then simmer for about 20 minutes. It’s relatively quick, easy to plan, and a bit different to switch things up.
Seared Cod and Potatoes
This decadent number of seared cod and fingerling potatoes might require you to pack a little more ingredients than you’re used to, but it’s well worth it. Cod, fresh chives, pumpkin seeds, and chorizo are all a part of the ensemble, so this recipe is best suited for car camping. The easy part? The pumpkin seed-lime butter used to coat the cod can be made at home and kept for up to three days–reducing the amount of work once you’re at the campsite. And while the cod will need a camping cookstove, the fingerling potatoes will be wrapped in tinfoil and put on your campfire embers. It’s the best of all camp cooking worlds.
Spicy One Pot Jambalaya with Orzo
It’s no secret that we’re a fan of one pot recipes; it’s because they are so easy and leave clean up to a minimum. Jambalaya is no different and will in fact add plenty of spice (pun intended) to your camp dinner. This dish is flavorful and filling, and can work for both backpacking and car camping. With sausage, veggies, and pasta, this is is well balanced meal that will keep your energy up as you explore the woods. The catch? You might have to dig a little bit to find tomato powder, but Fresh Off the Grid swears you can find it online.
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