One Pot Meals for a Tasty Camping
Aside from being dependable at home, the old crock pot is also an essential tool on the campsite. Provided that you have access to electricity, this is a simple way to start a meal. You may not get the time to do the dishes while camping and this pot provides the benefit of minimizing them.
And while you’re cooking, you have the option to leave it as it is, look around the camp site and come back when you think it is nearly cooked. Many campers like because it keeps their food warm. Even if the other food takes long to cook, your meal will stay warm inside the cockpit while waiting for the others to finish.
So these items also make it easier for you to plan in advance. You can simply cut and store the entire meal while waiting for the others and put it inside the cooler for storage.
In this section, we will discuss everything about one-pot camping meals for a tasty camping. So keep reading till the end.
#1. How Great One-pot Camping Meals Should Be
1. Cooked Inside A Pot
They should be cooked even while you’re camping with just a single burner or cooking by the campfire. You should have the added benefit of being able to easily wash them. You can read this resource to get a better perspective on the benefit of one pot meals.
2. Easy To Cook And Serve
Should there be bad weather you must not spend a lot of time cooking and chopping beneath a soaking tarp. Just remember that camping is supposed to be fun. To do the cooking and serving faster, you must do the chopping and preparing of all the ingredients and store them inside a container.
Oftentimes, people don’t prepare camping meals ahead of time and they only get set once they’re already starving. Making initial preparations will help you speed things up a bit.
3. Great For Big Groups Like The Family
Camp cooking for bigger groups may be a challenge and people will be looking for more health meals after a few nights of junk food and meat. Dutch and casserole oven stews cooked by the campfire are a fantastic option when it comes to this.
But if you are only cooking with gas, and then be sure to get a big stainless steel pot with a large wooden spoon.
4. A Meal In Itself
The best one-pot meals don’t need slides in order for them to become complete. Most of them will work finely with bread – great for starving bellies. Most of the time, though, they are good enough to make you feel satisfied and not look for something extra.
5. Very Nutritious
Just because one-pot camping meals are simple and fast, it does not mean they have to be vegetable-free. They should contain nutrients to give you a complete diet out there in the wild. With a single pot serving as a major dish, you can use the other camp burners for other tasks such as heating water or making coffee.
Try this one-pot meal Ingredients for a change:
- Skillet Quiche
- 2 eggs
- 10-ounce package of thawed frozen spinach
- 2 cups cottage cheese
- 1/3 cup flour
- Small jar or can mushrooms, drained
- 8-ounce package Cheddar cheese (shredded)
- 1/2 cup pepperoni, thinly chopped (optional)
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
Use the cooking spray to spray a ten-inch skillet and then drain the spinach while squeezing it dry. Whisk eggs along with flour and mix in the cheddar and cottage cheese. Fold in the pepperoni and spinach while oil heats.
Spread the spinach mixture equally in the skillet and then cover it. Lower the heat, and stir until the bottom part is crusty. Make certain the quiche is set in the middle before you serve it.
Creamy Ham Calico
- 2 packages, 10 ounces each, mixed vegetables, thawed
- 15-ounce can sliced potatoes, drained
- Medium diced onion
- 1 pound of canned or cooked ham, finely diced
- 15-ounce can kidney beans
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon each pepper, salt, dry mustard
- Grated cheese
- 3 cups milk
Put your onion, ham, potatoes, vegetables, and water to boil in a saucepan. Cover, lower the heat and leave the recipe to cook for ten minutes. Mix in the beans and allow this to simmer while combining your flour, milk, and seasonings in a bowl and then whisk until it smoothens.
Pour the flour mixture into the pan, and stir over medium heat until it becomes thick. Ladle everything into the soup bowls and then sprinkle the contents with cheese.
Pine Bark Stew
This name is not derived from the ingredients but from the fire. After one good day of fishing, most people found it easier to make a quick-fire on shore using a pine bark. You would not want to waste one drop of bacon fat from the ingredients, yet you can get rid of some if you have reasons to do so.
- 1/2 pound salt pork/bacon, cut-up
- 9 cups water
- 2 large onions, thinly diced
- 28- to 32-ounce can of cubed tomatoes
- 16-ounce box of dry hash brown potatoes
- Pepper, salt to taste
- 1 cup ketchup
- Approximately 3 pounds of boneless, skinless fish (bite size)
- Tabasco sauce
Fry the bacon in a big skillet and stir the onions with the sizzling fat until they become translucent. Add water, boil everything, and mix in the tomatoes, potatoes and ketchup. Cover the pot and keep it over average to low heat for fifteen minutes to make the potatoes softer.
Raise the heat and mix in the fish, cooking until it turns firm and white. Add seasoning to the contents and and pass the sauce.
Pork Chop Hot Pot
- 4 lean pork chops
- Pepper, salt
- 2 tbsp. table oil
- 4 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
- Medium onion, thinly sliced
- Seeded green bell pepper, sliced
- 15-ounce can cream style corn
Cut any excess from your chops and sprinkle pepper and salt on them. In a huge skillet, heat the table oil, brown the chops’ both sides, and then arrange the potatoes, pepper, and onion on top of it. Add half-a-cup of water, cover, and cook over medium heat until the veggies become tender.
Place the finished vegetables and chops on the plates and mix the corn into the pan’s juices, scraping up the browned pieces. Spoon the corn gravy over the potatoes and meat.
King Neptune's Pasta
- 12-ounce package tail-off, deveined shrimp
- 12-ounce package bay scallops
- 16-ounce package linguini
- 1 stick butter, cut-up
- 6-ounce jar of Parmesan cheese (grated)
- 8-ounce carton whipping cream
- 2 cup milk
Thaw and drain the seafood. If the scallops and shrimp are large, trim them into bite-sized pieces. Cook and drain the pasta and stir the ingredients into the linguini. Cook over low heat until the creamy sauce develops and the seafood becomes firm.
Check out this video to see how one-pot meals are prepared in the campsite:
A single multi-purpose pot stow is better than numerous pans and pots. Also, meals are much easier to assemble and serve, providing with just a single pot to clean. If your loved ones are bored of those same old stews and chili, try a one-pot meal for a change.
The pot gives you the ability to cook nearly anything at the campsite - meals that are more complex and normally requires more utensils. You can enjoy your favourite home meal at the campsite - you can revel with the taste of a nice beef roast, chili, boiled dinner, and even a few seasonal vegetables cooked into soup.
We hope you enjoyed this section. Have a happy and tasty camping!