Today we took our little guy for his first trip out to the campground. My parents spend most of their weekends at the campground but we haven’t been out there for a couple of years. My little guy loves the outdoors (gets that from his dad!) so we packed up for a fun afternoon outside. I wanted to find some easy camping recipes that I could make out there so I headed over to the General Mills Life Made Delicious site to do some searching. I settled on three recipes: Taco Beef Burgers, Grilled Picnic Taco Nachos and Brownie & Fruit Kabobs. Sounds delicious, right?! I’ll share all of these recipes here with you.
Before I get into the recipes, did you know that we have a free printable Camping Scavenger Hunt game? It’s a lot of fun for the kids and a great way to get the parents out for a walk to explore the area. My little guy is a bit too young for scavenger hunt games but we did take him for a few walks around the area today. He looks so cute running down the paths and waving at all his new friends.
Be sure to also check out our special Camping Party section for more ideas for recipes, camping activities and more!
Easy Camping Recipes – Taco Beef Burgers:
These delicious burgers have just enough spice to wake up your taste buds but not so much spice that you think you’ll breathe fire. They are delicious topped with a cheese slice and a bit of chipotle mayo.
- 1½ lb (750 g) lean ground beef
- 1 pkg (35 g) Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix
- ⅓ cup (75 mL) Old El Paso Medium Thick N’ Chunky Salsa
- ¼ cup (50 mL) dry breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- 6 slices processed cheese
- 6 hamburger buns, toasted
- Preheat barbecue to medium-high.
- Combine beef, seasoning mix, salsa, breadcrumbs and egg.
- Form into 6 patties, each ½-inch thick.
- Grill burgers 6 to 7 minutes, flip and cook another 6 to 7 minutes or until no longer pink inside.
- Top with cheese during last few minutes of cooking.
- Serve on buns.
Easy Camping Recipes – Grilled Picnic Taco Nachos:
I love nachos but had never thought of cooking them on the barbeque before. These are really easy to prepare and take only minutes to cook. It’s a great snack to make when you have unexpected visitors pop by your campsite.
- 5 cups tortilla chips
- 1 can (19 oz) black beans, drained
- 1 can Old El Paso Chopped Green Chilies, drained
- 2 tsp Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix
- 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
- 2 cups finely shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- Heat barbeque.
- Spray 12 x 18 inch foil pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Spread tortilla chips in pan.
- In medium bowl, mix beans, chiles and taco seasoning mix.
- Spoon bean mixture evenly over tortilla chips.
- Top with tomatoes.
- Sprinkle with cheese.
- Cover pan with foil.
- Place foil pan on grill over medium heat.
- Cover grill.
- Cook 8 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Easy Camping Recipes – Brownie & Fruit Kabobs:
This recipe calls for bananas, strawberries and pineapple but you can substitute with almost any fruit you have on hand. After all, anything tastes good when mixed with brownies, right?
- 1 pkg Betty Crocker Chocolate Chunk Brownie Mix
- Water, vegetable oil and egg as called for on brownie box
- 4 cups fresh pineapple chunks
- 5 cups fresh strawberries, halved
- 10 large bananas, sliced about 1 inch thick
- ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
- ¼ cup butter or margarine
- 20 (10-inch) bamboo skewers
- Make brownies as directed on package and let cool completely.
- Cut brownies into 1¼-inch squares.
- Line cookie sheets with waxed paper.
- Alternately, thread brownie squares, pineapple chunks, strawberries and banana slices on each skewer.
- Place kabobs on waxed paper.
- In small microwaveable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and butter uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring once until chocolate is melted.
- Drizzle over kabobs.
Do you have any favourite easy camping recipes? Let us know in the comments below.
For recipes that may not be as easy but are certainly delicious, don’t miss this collection of Stuffed Burger Recipes.
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