12 Easy-To-Make Meals For Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Preparing meals during camping can be challenging. You have a limited food supply and, in many cases, even more limited kitchen equipment

Because of this, you can resort to simple ways of preparing food, such as boiling, grilling, and blanching. Apart from this, you can prepare easy-to-make meals to maximize your time outdoors.

Supposedly, you’ve faced difficulties deciding what meals to prepare during camping. In that case, you may need to research meals that only require a few steps, ingredients, and utensils. 

For that purpose, here’s an article to help you with that. Read on to find out more!

  1. Johnnycakes

They are pancakes with added cornmeal. This meal is a perfect partner with a good coffee while camping. You’d only need flour, eggs, milk, water, and baking powder in preparing the meal. Add salt to taste. In a bowl, combine and stir all of the ingredients. Then, grease a hot grill or a pan. Pour the mixture into the skillet or pan until golden brown the johnnycakes. This carbo-rich meal is ideal for breakfast.

  1. Grilled Bread With Tomato

Otherwise known as pan con tomate, grilled bread with potato is done by preparing a long, rustic loaf with sliced tomatoes, olive oil, and garlic. In most cases, you’d season the bread with salt while being ready to enhance its flavor. You may cook it in an oven or heat it in a pan to cook it.

  1. Tomahawk Cowboy Steak

Cook the meat over a campfire or a two-zone fire on a charcoal grill. Before that, you may need to season it with two teaspoons of kosher salt. Lastly, you’d need to grill the steak for around 30 minutes.

  1. Grilled Salmon With Sweet Peppers

You need to prepare a one-pound skin-on salmon fillet, one tablespoon of olive oil, one-pound sweet mini bell peppers, and some quartered onions for the ingredients. Drizzle the salmon with oil and season it with salt. Sprinkle onions and peppers to add flavor. Cook it on a charcoal grill or in a pan over a campfire.

Yet outdoor wok burners can help maintain a constant high heat for cooking dishes like this outside.

  1. Grilled Beef And Vegetable Kebabs

You may need a one-pound trip-tip-trimmed sirloin steak, button mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, one cup of balsamic vinegar, bell peppers, and whole-grain mustard. Cut the steak into chunks and skewer it with mushrooms, tomatoes, and bell peppers. Grill over your campfire, then turn each side regularly until the kebabs are cooked to your liking.

  1. Dutch Oven Mac And Cheese

While boiling the macaroni pasta al dente, fry some bacon strips in the Dutch oven. Then, mix milk, cheese, and spices into a bowl. Stir the mixture properly until all of the ingredients have melted and combined. Set aside the bacon strips. After that, pour the pasta and the mixture into the Dutch oven. After simmering, put back the bacon strips to the Dutch oven.

  1. Cheesy Potato Packets

Cut your potatoes into thick wedges. Then, mix them with scallions, pepper, salt, oil, and garlic powder in a bowl. Place the mixture on a reusable BBQ grill mat. Let it cook over a campfire. When cooked, open the foil and sprinkle cheese bits over it.

  1. Campfire Banana S’mores

Prepare four twelve-inch foil pieces. Slice each banana lengthwise, just enough to fill it in but not too deep to cut it completely. Fill each fruit with chocolate chips, cereal, and marshmallows. Wrap the bananas with the foil wrappers, and cook them directly over coals.

  1. Camping Chicken Quesadillas

Combine the cooked and chopped chicken breast, black beans, and chili powder in a bowl. Then prepare four twelve-inch foil pieces. Fill in half of the tortilla with the chicken mixture. Fold the tortilla in half before placing it on a piece of foil. Cook the foiled quesadillas over a campfire.

10. Garlic Butter Campfire Corn

In a mixing bowl, combine butter, chives, garlic, pepper, and salt. Rub the mixture over the husked, medium-eared corn. Cook above the coals. Turn each occasionally until it becomes tender.

11. Sweet Potato Peanut Stew

In a mixing bowl, combine diced sweet potato, peanut butter broth, and chickpeas. Pour the ingredients into a heated pot. Mix it thoroughly until it simmers down. Let it cool until it’s ready to eat.

12. Grilled Vegetables 

Combine asparagus, peppers, zucchini slices, mushrooms, spices, and salt in a bowl. Then, place them over the coals.

Wrapping Up

Suppose you’re going out for your next outdoor adventure anytime soon. In that case, you may need to know some easy-to-prepare meals for your activities. 

You may refer to the eleven meals you can quickly prepare with a limited food supply, such as herbs and spices, and even more limited kitchen equipment. This way, you have the needed energy boost to keep yourself going in your next outdoor adventure.

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