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This article features a few yummy recipes for cooking with a propane stove, charcoal or a campfire while camping. If you have never tried these recipes, I must tell you that there is nothing quite like a yummy soup for dinner as it gets a little chilly when you're camping.
Before I tried these recipes, I never knew what I was missing. Sure, there is a little bit of extra planning involved, and definitely some cleanup, but these recipes will help to make a truly memorable camping experience.
What do you think?
Blueberry Bagels with Honey Nut Cream Cheese
This is a basic recipe, but it works well if you don’t feel like cooking a big breakfast. Get a blueberry bagel and slice open. Spread a layer of honey nut cream cheese on each half. Enjoy.
Everything Bagels with Egg, Bacon, Tomatoes and Smoked Gouda Cheese
1 bag everything bagels (these have sesame, poppyseed, and other types of seeds on the outside)
1-2 eggs per person
1 fresh tomato, sliced (you’ll use 1 slice per person)
1 pkg. bacon (plan for about 2 pieces per person)
1 pkg. (7oz.) of smoked Gouda cheese
Oil for frying pan
2 small frying pans
Knife for slicing
1. Slice tomatoes and cheese first. Cooking on the propane stove goes fast, so you want to have these ready. The cheese comes in a thick wax coating. Use the knife to puncture the coating and peel it off.
2. In this recipe, I used 3 eggs (for two people). Beat eggs in bowl with fork. Light propane stove. Add enough oil to coat the bottom of pan. When oil is hot (it will ripple on surface when it’s hot and won’t take long to heat), pour egg into pan and let it cook without mixing. When it’s browned on the underside, flip ½ of the mixture onto itself, creating an egg patty. Turn over about every 15-30 seconds as each side gets cooked. Turn off heat.
3. While oil is heating, pour a little bit of oil (about 1-2 tbsp) into the other pan and heat. Place strips of bacon in to start cooking. Each side will take about 1-2 minutes to brown. In fact, when one side was browned, I took it off the stove to flip sides. The bacon will cook really quickly, you will need to watch it carefully. When bacon is browned, turn off heat.
4. Divide egg patty into equal portions. Place on bagels. Top with cheese, bacon and a slice of tomato.
1 pkg. tortillas
1 pkg. (7 oz.) smoked Gouda cheese (I used this as a leftover from the bagel recipe)
1 jar salsa
1-2 eggs per person
1 pkg. bacon – 2 strips per person
1 can (15 oz.) Southwestern Ranchero Beans (refried beans and/or black beans also work)
Cumin for seasoning
3 pans (1 for egg, 1 for bacon, and 1 for beans; you can use two pans, but you’ll have to wash one out and alternate during cooking)
(You can adjust the amounts above according to how many people you need to serve. 1 can will serve about three people, and each person needs about two cheese slices per burrito.)
1. Slice cheese and avocado.
2. In a cup or bowl, beat eggs with a fork.
3. Get bacon ready for cooking. Open can of beans and place in 3rd pan.
4. Pour oil into the two skillets. You want enough to coat the bottom of the pan for the eggs, and about 1-2 tbsp. for the bacon.
5. Heat both pans. Add in bacon. As it’s cooking, add eggs to other pan.
6. These will cook quickly; stay vigilant. When eggs and bacon are done, remove from heat.
7. Place beans on stove and heat, stirring constantly. When they come to a low boil, remove from heat.