Ah, the joys of camping: exploring the muddy outdoors, getting eaten alive by mosquitoes, and sleeping on the rock-hard ground. What could be better?
In all seriousness, camping is a great break from the monotony of everyday life. And, getting out of your kitchen for a while might just be the best part about it all. Forget about making elaborate, expensive dinners every night, and use this easy camping food guide to get down to the nittty gritty and extremely tasty basics.
We love a good excuse for a camping recipe here at AllFreeSlowCookerRecipes.com, so this guide has been carefully compiled for your outdoor enjoyment. Almost all camping sites come equipped with outlet plugs (perfect for your slow cooker), but just make sure to check out these Slow Cooker Tools and Safety Tips before you begin cooking away in the great outdoors. Choose from one of our awesome slow cooker camping main dishes, side dishes or desserts, and get that slow cooker running.
These easy slow cooker recipes will have you singing “Kumbaya” as the sun goes down and the campfire roars.
Slow Cooker Camping Main Dishes
Slow Cooker Hot Dogs for a Crowd (shown above left): If you are camping with a large group, these hot dogs will feed bellies and create smiles all around.
6-Ingredient Bacon Cheeseburgers (shown above right): Creating a makeshift grill grate in your slow cooker for these bacon cheeseburgers will keep you from having to start up the campfire every night (unless every night is s’mores night!).
Slow Cooker Chili for a Party: Try opening some of the cans and packing the ingredients for this slow cooker chili into plastic bags before you leave for your camping trip. Just don’t forget to bring your can opener so you can open the beans when you are there.
5-Ingredient Fall-Apart Roast Beef: Cozy up next to the fire with this 5-ingredient roast beef. Maybe its on the verge of too fancy for a campsite, but hey, you should be eating well no matter where you are.
Slow Cooker Camping Side Dishes
Corn on the Cob with Chili Lime Butter (shown above left): This corn on the cob with a twist is the perfect side to any camping dish. Going camping does not equate to a one-way ticket to boring and bland food.
Slow Cooker Bacon Baked Beans (shown above right): What could taste better than bacon and barbecue as you watch the sun go down? These beans are outrageously good.
Simply Easy Baked Potatoes: These potatoes will fill you up after a long day and keep you full through the night. For an activity-packed camping trip, these baked potatoes are perfect.
Slow Cooker Camping Desserts
2-Ingredient OMG S’mores Cake (shown above left): Instead of making s’mores on the campfire every night, try switching things up with this delicious rendition of the camping treat in your slow cooker.
Peachy Keen Dump Cake (shown above right): End your busy day with something sweet and refreshing. This Peachy Keen Dump Cake will satisfy your sweet tooth and fill you with happiness.
Crazy Easy Slow Cooker Monkey Bread: This gooey bread monkey bread recipe will bring everyone together at the table or around the fire, acting as the perfect ending to your camp day.
Stay Warm on Those Chilly Nights!
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What is your favorite camping trip hack?