Written by: Adeline Yuboco
04/07/2013 10.00 AM
After enjoying the outdoors all day, nothing is more comforting than tucking into a warm and delicious dinner with your family by the campfire.
The thing is, slaving away to whip up dinner is the last thing on any RVer or camper's mind. That's why they need dinner recipes that are not only healthy and delicious, but also quick to prepare and cook.
Here are 10 dinner camping recipes that are quick and easy to prepare, whether you're camping in an RV or a tent. The best part of these dinner camping recipes is that they can be prepared in advance, cutting back your cooking time.
1. Avocado Dip
This quick and simple starter is a perfect way to keep those hungry souls at bay while waiting for dinner to be served.
Serves 6Preparation Time: 5 minutes
2. Beef Barley Soup
This hearty soup can be served as a preamble to a sumptuous dinner or eaten as a meal itself. It can easily be converted into a vegetarian dish as well. Simply leave off the ground beef and replace the beef stock with vegetable stock.
Serves 4Preparation Time: 5 minutesCooking Time: 30 minutes
3. Alamo Chicken
Here's a quick and simple dinner camping recipe. You can marinade the chicken ahead of time and then store it in your fridge or cooler so that it's waiting for you come dinnertime.
Serves 4Preparation Time: 10 minutesCooking Time: 40 minutes
4. Campfire Fajitas
This dinner camping recipe is perfect when camping in a large group. Simply arrange all the sides around the campfire, and let them create their own fajitas. For a bit of variety, you can choose to use beef, pork, or even game that you successfully hunted with friends.
Serves 4Preparation Time: 10 minutesCooking Time: 20 minutes
5. Chicken Stew with Tomato and Basil
The combination of tomatoes and fresh basil gives this easy dinner camping recipe a distinct Italian flavor, and best served with a warm slice of bread and freshly tossed greens.
Serves 4Preparation Time: 15 minutesCooking Time: 40 minutes
6. Corned Beef Spaghetti
This is a great dinner recipe to prepare when camping with kids and teens. You can make the sauce in advance and then store it. Come dinnertime; simply cook the pasta, heat the sauce and you're good to go.
Serves 4Preparation Time: 10 minutesCooking Time: 30 minutes
7. Grilled Fish with Chili-Corn Salsa
Here's something for all you RVers and campers that love to go fishing while on a camping trip. The chili-corn salsa in this dinner camping recipe can be made in advance and stored in your fridge or cooler. It also goes well with practically any kind of fish. If nothing bites, not to worry. You can always head over to a supermarket to get some, or simply replace this with any kind of meat you have with you.
Serves 4Preparation Time: 20 minutesCooking Time: 15 minutes
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8. Grilled Honey-Cumin BBQ Pork
These scrumptious foil packets can be made well ahead of time. Best part of it is that you don't have to worry about washing any dishes after. Simply toss these packets onto the grill, tuck in using your hands, and then throw the foil when you're done.
Serves 4Preparation Time: 20 minutesCooking Time: 20 minutes
9. Fried Apple Pie
The great thing about this dessert is that it's easy to make and very versatile. Double or triple the recipe to serve as a sweet ending to a sumptuous dinner when camping with friends, or make several kinds of pies by simply changing the pie filling you use.
Serves 4Preparation Time: 15 minutesCooking Time: 15 minutes
10. Rocky Mountain Cake
End a sumptuous dinner with family and friends with this quick and simply chocolate-y dessert that's sure to be a winner every single time. Best part about this is that there's no baking or cooking involved!
Serves 10Preparation Time: 10 minutes
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