Date Published: 2023/12/18

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Incredibly Delicious Winter Camping Meals (and Dessert, too!)

A cast iron open oval pan is cooking meat and vegetables over an open fire. The steam is rising from the fragrant food while a person with a gloved hand is stirring the delicious food

As the winter months roll in, the allure of camping under a canopy of stars amidst the shimmering snow often becomes irresistible. But braving the cold doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the warmth and comfort of a delicious meal. Between the kitchen in your RV and the roaring fire outdoors, there’s plenty of room to whip up whatever you’re craving. Need some recipes to take on the go? Use this guide to find a few new favourites.

Corned Beef Hash Breakfast Skillet

The corned beef hash breakfast skillet promises to warm your belly and fuel you up for all your upcoming winter RVing adventures. To make this meal, you need a bag of hash brown potatoes, one can of corned beef, a ½ cup of chopped onion, and six eggs. Salt, pepper, and canola oil are a must as well.

Once you have your ingredients, fill your hashbrowns carton to the line with hot tap water. Let it stand for about 12 minutes and drain. Break up the corned beef and toss it with the hashbrowns and onion in a large bowl.

Heat canola oil in a non-stick skillet on medium heat then spread the mixture evenly across the pan. Salt and pepper to your liking while it cooks.

Fry the corned beef hash for about 10 minutes, then flip to brown the other side. Cook your eggs to whatever doneness you prefer and place them on the hash before serving.

Outdoor Hot Pot

Hot Pot is not just for special restaurant trips. It’s a meal you can make wherever your winter RV travels take you. To ensure you’re ready for this meal, make sure to have a camp stove, large pot, soup broth, and toppings.

Some toppings to consider are thinly sliced meat, tofu, veggies of all kinds, eggs, and seafood balls. Rice noodles are a good choice as well. Make sure all the toppings are sliced thin so they’ll cook evenly in the pot.

Then, bring the broth to a boil when you’re ready for your meal. Keep in mind that many veggies must cook for several minutes, while sliced meat might only take less than a minute.

Dutch Oven Beef Stew

Dutch Oven Beef Stew is a true classic that’s hearty, delicious, and oh-so-easy to make. It’s especially simple if you prep all your ingredients before hitting the road so they’re ready to cook when you are.

For this recipe, you’ll need one pound of chopped stew meat, one sliced onion, three chopped carrots, one can of diced tomatoes, six cups of beef broth, one 8-ounce can of tomato sauce, one cup of mushrooms, 1/3 cup of flour, and one pound of quartered baby red potatoes. You’ll also want to gather your salt, pepper, oregano, and Worcestershire sauce for seasoning.

Put all your ingredients in the Dutch oven except the potatoes and mushrooms. Pour in the beef broth. Whisk the flour and tomato sauce together, then stir it into the rest of the ingredients. Let the mixture cook in the oven at 175 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit) for 90 minutes. Put the potatoes and mushrooms in the pot and cook for another 90 minutes or until it’s done.

Camp Ice Cream

Want to cool back down with a handmade treat? You need to get your hands on some Camp Ice Cream. This amazing treat whips up quickly in a gallon plastic zipper bag in no time flat—and it’s fun to make, too.

You only need a package of instant pudding mix, three tablespoons of sugar, and three tablespoons of milk powder. Place the ingredients in a zipper bag and mix thoroughly. Then, add fresh, clean snow one scoop at a time to the bag.

Knead the mixture with your hands, adding snow as needed to get the desired consistency. Then, enjoy!

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