Camping is always made better with good food; that’s a fact. But how often have you turned away from making amazing food on camping trips because it’s too much of a bother? With just a little planning and preparation you can have both.
My go-to easy camping dinner is burrito bowls. They’re filling and full of flavor that spices up your camping dinner, in comparison to the traditional camping food, which can be more on the bland side. The best thing about this dinner is that it is versatile. You can add different ingredients and salsas to make your burrito bowl fit your taste. In the past, I've added things like pinto beans, corn, green onion, lettuce, radishes, mushrooms sautéed in taco seasoning, pico de gallo, and chipotle hot sauce. Sometimes, if I don’t feel like adding to the dish-pile, I bring along some tortillas to turn the bowls into burritos. I also love to use corn chips to add a little crunch and saltiness to the bowls.
This easy camping dinner can also be made vegetarian or vegan! I recommend substituting pinto beans or sautéed mushrooms in place of the meat.
Time: 15 minutes
- Quick Spanish Rice Mix
- One can of Black Beans
- 1 can of Black Olives
- 1 lb. of pre-made Pulled Pork*
- One tomato Chopped
- ½ Red Onion Chopped
- One Avocado Sliced
- Sour Cream
- Mexican Blend Cheese
- Lime Wedges to Garnish
- Follow the instructions on the rice package to heat up the Spanish rice.
- After the Spanish rice is cooked, open the can of black beans and drain the water, pour the black beans in with the rice and stir on medium-low heat.
- Heat the pre-made pulled pork in a separate pan.
- Chop the tomato, red onion, and avocado.
- Serve on a bowl, plate, or tortilla, and then top with sour cream, cheese, and garnish with lime wedges or tortilla chips.
*If you don’t have a lot of time you can buy pre-made pork in a package. I recommend a package of smoked pulled pork from Costco.
Hailey Light is an experienced outdoor guide and aspiring steward of the natural world. When she's not skiing, climbing, backpacking, canyoneering, or white water rafting you will find her trying out new recipes to share in her articles.
Leave a comment
Comments will be approved before showing up.
Also in Journal
Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. It allows creators of all types to connect with the masses, and the projects and associated “pledges” can take all forms. Kickstarter can fund an indie movie, or a music album, or some cool clothing, or a box of doughnuts. Or in our case, it can fund a really fancy spork.
Each year we’re greeted with fancy new outdoor gear tech, and a whole new set of buzzwords and jargon to digest. We want to shed a little light on one frequently misunderstood subject: ultralight metals.
Outdoor recreation is more than just having a good time outside, it’s about building a community. And what better way to build a community than through sharing food, beer and donating to a local nonprofit?