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5 One-Pot Meals for your Next Campfire

One pot meals are the way to go in our book. Easy to cook and easy to clean the options go on for these one pot wonders. For most RV travelers, kayakers and backpacking enthusiasts a camping kitchen is usually not readily available, or not fully stocked. Packing in the least amount of equipment possible applies for any outdoor sport or activity. Most of the time a simple fire is our top propriety for some good eats! We have a solution for those hungry travelers – the one pot meal. Try some of these delicious wonders the next time you pack up for your next exploration.

Building a fire to cook with a watershed drybag nearby

1) Chilaquiles

When you’re out camping a meal isn’t just a necessity, it’s an event. The steps of unpacking your gear, setting up the cooking area and preparing the food (making sure not to drop anything!) takes time and help from everybody. Chilaquiles are the perfect pre-made option to heat up over your next campfire. Crispy tortillas with spicy tomato sauce topped with a few eggs this dish can easily be a great vegetarian option. Getting out of that sleeping bag can be hard…have something to look forward too, like a hot and delicious meal!

Full recipe >> https://www.freshoffthegrid.com/camp-stove-chilaquiles/

Harvest Chicken Skillet with Sweet Potatoes Brussels Sprouts and Sautéed Apples

via www.wellplated.com

2) Chicken Skillet with Sweet Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts and Sautéed Apples

Sounds fancy? Well it may not be pull out the table cloth fancy but it is still one pot material and easy to make if you prep  beforehand! Chop, dice and pack everything in a kitchen bag to whip out when you are ready to fire up the stove. Not looking for a soggy meal? Don’t forget to bring along your trusty Watershed Drybag to keep everything airtight and sealed away from the bugs, rain and any other elements you may run into. Heating up wet food just doesn’t work right. 😊 Cook the chicken and bacon before-hand in this one for a quick and easy one skillet meal outdoors. Don’t forget the cinnamon secret ingredient, it really adds that each ounce of flavor!

Full recipe >>> https://www.wellplated.com/chicken-apple-sweet-potato-and-brussels-sprouts-skillet/


One Pot Protein Pasta from Fresh off the Grid

via www.freshoffthegrid.com

3) One Pot Protein Pasta

Protein is key when you are out in the wilderness. A dish without loads of protein is just taking up room in your pack (unless it’s chocolate…because chocolate is great). You know in advance you are going to be hungry morning, noon and night after a long day of hiking, paddling or just being awesome. Pack that protein into your meal so you don’t wake up with a growling stomach in the middle of the night. (Nothing like having to search for the bear bag in pure darkness). Ingredients for this masterpiece include kale, garlic, red pepper flakes, tomato sauce, lentil pasta and cheese. Equipment required: stove /fire and the skillet! Easy Peasy.

Full recipe >> https://www.freshoffthegrid.com/one-pot-protein-pasta/

stack of pancakes

4) Protein Pancakes

See a theme to these meals? PROTEIN! Protein pancakes are super easy to bring on your next outing. These guys give you that ounce of energy you will need in the morning and they provide the perfect leftovers for that 11 am snack. Add one cup (8 fluid ounces) of water. Stir until mixture is smooth and creamy. Set skillet to medium heat and lightly grease. Scoop or pour 1/4 cup of batter on skillet(approximately 4″ cakes). Flip when bubbles are no longer forming at center of cakes. Let cook for a minute or two. Enjoy!

Full recipe >>> http://www.backpackerspantry.com/power-on-pancakes.html

Cheesy Asparagus One Pot Orzo from Fresh off the Grid

via www.freshoffthegrid.com

5) Cheesy Asparagus One Pot Orzo

What could fill you up more than cheesy noodles?! This is a great dinner option to replace all those carbs you lost during the day and to put you right to sleep.

Full Recipe >>> https://www.freshoffthegrid.com/cheesy-asparagus-one-pot-orzo/

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