After a day of fun in the outdoors, treat yourself to a super-tasty meal that's shockingly easy to make
These vegetarian packets with fresh herbs and Asian flavors beat out your basic meat-and-veg hobo bundles.
Recipe: Tofu and Eggplant Hobo Bundles
Make the butter for these steaks at home before you head out to camp.
Recipe: Rib-Eye Steaks with Pistachio Butter and Asparagus
These nacho bowls include chicken in a spicy sauce, tortilla chips, lettuce, and a squeeze of lime.
Recipe: Chicken Enchilada Nacho Bowls
A simple cornmeal crust and some fresh vegetables turn fresh-caught trout into an outdoor feast.
Recipe: Bill’s Trout
Hot dogs, onion, cheese, and bacon: What's not to love?
Recipe: The Cowboy Hot Dog
Kevin Nelson, executive chef at Terra Bistro at Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa, knows what makes for a healthy and satisfying post-workout
meal. His turkey chili is the perfect campsite dinner after a day on the trail.
Recipe: Turkey Black Bean Chili
Yes, you can make pizza at your campsite. For efficient prep, bring the ingredients in sealed containers, grouped by use.
Recipe: Camp Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Sausage, and Fontina
These patties get extra flavor from a meaty mix of onion, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and egg. Make the patties ahead of
time and pack them in a cooler with your favorite accompaniments.
Recipe: The Classic Burger
This one-pot dish adds color and spice to your outdoor adventure.
Recipe: Sausage and Bean Dutch-Oven Stew
Make these sandwiches in the morning to enjoy when back at camp. Using prepared tapenade and roasted bell peppers make these
a cinch to whip up.
Recipe: Pressed Italian Sandwiches
Stick some steaks in your cooler along with this savory butter to take to the campsite. It’s a good dinner after a long day
of hiking, when you’re craving something hearty and quick to make.
Recipe: Grilled Grass-fed Rib-eyes with Herb Lemon Butter
Spicy and hearty, this chili only gets better when it’s made ahead. Tote it along in your cooler, frozen, to the campsite,
heat it up in a Dutch oven on the fire, and serve it with hunks of warm cornbread.
Recipe: Devilish Chorizo Chili with Hominy
Pound the chicken breasts before you get to camp and put the marinade ingredients in a re-sealable plastic bag. Toss everything
together 30 minutes before you plan to grill to give the chicken time to marinate.
Recipe: Lime and Pepper Grilled Chicken Breasts
A simple glaze of brown sugar, mustard, and thyme highlights salmon’s delicate sweetness. This dish is great for serving a
crowd at camp.
Recipe: Barbecued Salmon
Think sloppy joes, just jazzed up. Make the lamb mixture ahead of time and pack in a cooler along with goat cheese and spinach;
then heat and assemble at camp.
Recipe: Honey-Rosemary Lamb Sandwich
Like most chilis, this one is even better when made ahead. You can even freeze it up to a month or so beforehand and take
it along in a cooler. We love the smoky bacon in this chili.
Recipe: Smoky Beef-and-Bacon Chili recipe