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Backpacker Magazine – September 2008

Packing Heat: Fiery Southwestern Recipes

These 4 red-hot recipes will warm you faster than any campfire.

by: Joann Winberg, Photos by Justin Bailie

Huevos Revueltos con Papas
Huevos Revueltos con Papas
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Orange Chili Salsa
Orange Chili Salsa

Huevos Revueltos con Papas
The real breakfast of champions? Potassium-rich potatoes, eggs, and zesty jalapeños.

3 ounces powdered eggs (such as Backpacker's Pantry)
1 tablespoon dried instant milk
3/4 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons water
2-3 medium-sized potatoes
2-3 jalapeños
1 small onion
1/2 teaspoon adobo seasoning
1/2 teaspoon chipotle seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
2-3 tablespoons olive or canola oil
Tortillas (optional)

At Home
Combine powdered eggs and dry milk in a zip-top bag.

In Camp
Add water to powdered eggs/milk mixture; set aside. Coat a skillet with oil. Chop potatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Add diced chilies and onion to skillet; sprinkle with adobo, chipotle, salt, and pepper. Cook for 10 minutes or until potatoes are browned. Add eggs; stir and cook until set. For extra spice, garnish with additional chipotle or adobo seasoning. Eat as is or wrap in tortillas. Serves 4-5.



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Dwobbit
Dec 30, 2008

I would use cilantro instead of parsley in most of these recipes, it has a more authentic Mexican flavor.

Lucas
Nov 04, 2008

I tried the tortilla soup from Packit Gourmet earlier this summer and it was fantastic! This one looks great too, but the one from Packit Gourmet was really, really easy. I didnít have to chop or prep anything and it was ready in about 7 minutes. Tasted great and it seems like it would be even better now that the weather is getting a little bit colder. I always like a nice soup on a cold night!

Lucas
Nov 04, 2008

I tried the tortilla soup from Packit Gourmet earlier this summer and it was fantastic! This one looks great too, but the one from Packit Gourmet was really, really easy. I didnít have to chop or prep anything and it was ready in about 7 minutes. Tasted great and it seems like it would be even better now that the weather is getting a little bit colder. I always like a nice soup on a cold night!

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