Top 5 Winter Meals While Camping

winterFrom simple to more complex, these are the top 5 Winter Meals While Camping that you can enjoy this winter on your next camping excursion! Each of the five recipes below include instructions, an ingredients list and most importantly, they will make your next winter camp out, a culinary success! Especially convenient and helpful, there are even options (below) for completing certain steps of the recipe at home before you leave for the campgrounds.

Omelet in a Bag


  • 2 eggs
  • Chopped Ham or Sausage, Onions, Cheese, Milk, etc.
  • Ziploc Freezer Bag


At Home: Add eggs, milk, ham, onions etc. to bag. Allow to freeze overnight if you aren’t eating in the first couple of days. 

At Camp: When ready to eat place bag in boiling water until eggs appear to be cooked. Breakfast is served!

Caribbean Pineapple Curry


  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon generic curry powder
  • 1 7-oz pre-cooked chicken breast, sliced into bite size pieces
  • 1 mini bottle of rum
  • 1 snack container of pineapple chunks


At Home:

Prepare all of the ingredients and pack them into separate containers.

At Camp:

Add the rum into the container with the chicken breast and set it aside to marinate. Heat the oil in the pot and fry the garlic and jalapeno pepper for 30 seconds. Add the onion, bell pepper and curry. Stir for 3 minutes or until the vegetables have softened. Add the pineapple, rum and chicken and cook until it’s tender. Serve with rice or bread.

Turkey Pot Stickers


  • 8 ounces lean ground turkey
  • Fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 2 to 5 tbsp. red chili pepper paste
  • Soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • One package wonton wraps


At Home: Combine first 6 ingredients in a bowl. Season with soy sauce to taste. Place in a plastic container and freeze.
At Camp: Defrost turkey mixture, if necessary. Lay wonton wraps on a flat surface. Spoon 1 tbsp. of turkey mixture onto center of each wrap; pinch edges closed. Heat olive oil in a nonstick skillet. Place wontons in skillet and saute’ until bottoms are golden brown. Add 3 tbsp. of water to skillet, cover and let wontons steam 2 to 3 minutes. Remove wontons from skillet. Serve with soy sauce. Yield: 24 pot stickers.

Herbed Tortilla Treats


  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 2 tbsp Butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Chives (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dill Weed
  • 1/8 tsp Thyme (dried)
  • 5 – 6-inch Flour Tortillas
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste
  • Toothpicks


In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter together. Add seasonings and mix well. Spread the mix evenly on all 5 flour tortillas. Roll up tightly and wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm. Unwrap and cut into 3/4 inch slices. Insert 1 toothpick into each section. Makes approx. 2 1/2 dozen sections.

Egg in a Basket


  • Piece of Bread
  • 1 Egg
  • Dab of Butter


Put butter in a skillet, with a knife cut out a ring/rectangle in the bread (to make a hole for the egg). Crack open the egg and place it in the center of the bread. Grill both sides – flip over with a spatula as necessary until cooked to perfection (when bread is toasted and egg is cooked). 


Winter is here, so hop on over to your local grocery store and stock up on the ingredients to make some or all of these delicious Top 5 Winter Meals While Camping.


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  1. Our favorite winter food is chili! Especially down here in Florida. You can make a big pot of chili and then if it warms up again you can use the leftovers for a chili dog cookout!