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Cook Your Camp Meal Inside a Fruit or Vegetable, No Pot Necessary

Turn up the fun factor with stuffed fruits and veggies. Best part? No dishes required.

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Bell Pepper Eggs

Slow down your morning with a protein-rich breakfast. Serves 2

4 bell peppers

4 strips bacon, precooked

8 large eggs

2 oz. aged Gouda, grated

Salt and pepper, to taste

At Home: Cook bacon until crispy. Crumble and store in a zip-top bag. Pack grated cheese in another. Store eggs in a hard-sided container.

In Camp: Cut around bell pepper stems (like carving a pumpkin), and scoop out seeds (reserve tops). Crack two eggs into each pepper. Season with salt and pepper, stir lightly to break yolks, then top with bacon and cheese (divide between each). Replace tops and wrap each pepper tightly in foil. Roast in coals, turning occasionally, for 20 minutes or until eggs are set.

Calories 560 Protein 38g Weight 1 lb.

Chorizo and Couscous Dolmas

Spice up this classic Turkish dish with shelf-stable Spanish chorizo. Serves 2

⅔ cup couscous

½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped

2 pinches salt

½ cup pine nuts

2 tsp. lemon pepper

8 oz. cured Spanish chorizo

4 medium zucchini

At Home: Mix dry ingredients in a baggie. Pack whole chorizo in its original packaging.

In Camp: Bring 1 ⅓ cups water to a boil. Add couscous mix, stir, cover, remove from heat, and let sit 5 minutes. Meanwhile, dice chorizo. Cut each zucchini in half lengthwise and use a knife or spoon to hollow it out, leaving about /-inch-thick walls. Mix remaining zucchini flesh and chorizo with couscous. Stuff each zucchini half. Press halves together, wrap tightly in foil, and roast in coals, turning occasionally for 20 minutes or until soft.

Calories 892 Protein 40g Weight 1 lb. 5 oz.


Citrus flavor gives these brownies a fresh twist. Serves 4

⅓ cup vegetable oil

1 cup flour

¾ cup sugar

½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

½ tsp. baking powder

1 4 oz. cup applesauce

4 medium oranges

At Home: Store oil in a leakproof container. Mix dry ingredients in a zip-top bag. (Easy option: Use cake mix.)

In Camp: Combine ingredients with / cup water to make batter. Slice a half-inch off the top of each orange (reserve) and scoop out the fruit, eating as you go. Fill each orange about / full with batter. Replace tops, wrap in foil, and bake in coals, turning occasionally, until set (35 to 45 minutes). Let cool, and eat with a spoon.

Calories 510 Protein 7g Weight 9 oz.

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