One Pot Camping Cooking

(10 Posts)
harrietlichman Tue 23-Jul-13 10:43:10

Going off on Saturday for 10 days - which is our longest camping holiday yet! Part of the joy for me is cooking outdoors - either on a wood fire, bbq or gas top stove. Can anyone suggest some failsafe camping meals that would suit both adults and kids? Thanks!

ShoeWhore Tue 23-Jul-13 12:55:10

We usually barbecue, take a precooked frozen chilli for the first night and try and do at least one pub meal or fish and chips. I also avoid pasta when camping - I find it takes forever to heat the water on a camping stove!

The kids also like Cowboy Tea ie sausages and beans.

Would your dcs eat chorizo? I make a good chorizo and chickpea one pot which is v easy and tasty. Serve with crusty bread and maybe a salad.

Saute chopped onions, garlic, bay leaf, sliced chorizo until the onions are soft and translucent.
Add tinned chickpeas (drained), chopped tinned tomatoes, red wine or sherry (if you have some to hand), stock, simmer 20mins.
At the last minute chuck in some roughly chopped spinach and leave to wilt. (chopped parsley also good instead of the spinach)

Milliways Tue 23-Jul-13 16:23:32

Straight to wok noodles and stir fry veg+ stir fry sauce is easy and one pot.

Rissotto (if you can boil water for stock) - can take cooked meat to stir in.

Fajitas - with cold wraps.

Kebabs - stuff spiced meat 7 onions into pitta bread.

harrietlichman Tue 23-Jul-13 19:22:42

Shoewhore - chorizo always a winner in this house (and will def have wine to hand!) sounds fab, will put that on the list...and Milliways, never done kebabs, can't believe haven't thought of it..another one sorted! thanks!

mamij Tue 23-Jul-13 19:57:14

Frozen soup for the first couple of days works well, as can also be used as an "ice pack" in the cooler.

Sausages and beans go down a treat.

I admit I do cook pasta (quick cook pasta is great), as it's easy to chuck in tinned stuff such as tuna, sweetcorn, pesto, olives etc if you need food quickly.

maillotjaune Tue 23-Jul-13 20:02:11

Cous cous is an easy carb, need boiling water but just a plastic tub with lid to put the cous cous and water in so it doesn't continue to use a burner.

Work out quantities using a mug you'll have with you.

UptoapointLordCopper Tue 23-Jul-13 20:09:13

I always do a rice dish - rice takes little heat and is quick, just add some chopped up meat and veg to cook together. Sometimes we are so lazy we just cook the rice plain and stir in tinned mackerel and cucumbers ... grin

wickeddevil Tue 23-Jul-13 21:50:48

I have one for a moussaka flavoured dish and one for a cheats goulash.

Mousaka. Soften a chopped onion and brown a pack of mince (lamb more authentic, but beef would do). Add a tin of ratatouille and a tin of chopped toms. Cook for half an hour to develop the flavours, then crumble feta cheese over and serve with pittas and salad.

If you are short on cold space, you could use tinned lamb from m&s instead of fresh.

Goulash. Brown some beef stir fry strips and set aside, cook a handful of mushrooms and set aside with the beef. Soften an onion and a couple of cloves of garlic, then stir in a good tsp of paprika. Add 2-3 new potatoes per person and a small jar of bolognaise sauce. Cook until potatoes are done, then return the beef and mushrooms to the pan. Warm through and serve with crusty bread.

AlohaMama Thu 25-Jul-13 01:02:33

I second cous cous. My go-to camping dish is fry sausages in pan (normally chop up so quicker), add some chopped veg, tin of tomatoes, seasoning, once sausages are cooked, add cous cous till liquid is absorbed (may need to add more water if necessary). Can do same with tin of tuna.

Also, make foil package with fish, lemon juice, chopped up and throw on fire.

Corn on the cob straight on the BBQ, no pots required and delicious!

harrietlichman Fri 26-Jul-13 16:12:22

All fab suggestions - thanks so much.

In the middle of packing hell right now, can't wait to get there and relax!

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