This is my favorite camping food … ever! I’m not talking about s’mores, and hot dogs don’t even rank. I learned this one way back when I was a Boy Scout, and it’s the foil bag roast. After all, just because our sleeping arrangements may be spartan (some of us anyway), doesn’t mean we have to eat that way too.
- 2 lbs steak, cut of your choice, cubed
- 2 potatoes, cubed small
- 3 carrots, sliced
- 1 bushel cilantro, shredded
- 1 bushel green onions, diced
- 4 cloves garlic (hell ya…or less if you’re like that), diced finely
- Worcestershire, A1, BBQ, and Tabasco sauce
- Basil, salt and pepper, to taste
The magic is to prepare this before you leave for your trip. Combine all ingredients in large bowl. You’ll need enough of the sauces to coast all of the other ingredients.
Pour all of this into a large freezer bag and throw it in the ice chest. This will keep for a couple of days, but of course, the longer you let it sit, the better. I usually cook it on the second night, served with rolls and shredded cheese.
To cook, portion out the mixture onto long sheets of doubled-over foil. Wrap up each portion snug, and place it around the fire at the edge of the coals or on the grill if your fire pit is so equipped. You’ll need some tongs or expert giant chop stick skills.
Cooking time will vary depending on the heat of your fire and how close you have the packets to the heat. I find that it normally takes about 20 to 25 minutes. Of course you could cook this at home too, but where’s the fun in that? Probably around 350 degrees, that’s where.
Anyone have any camping favorites that they want to share? I’m curious to know what other people like to make when they’re in the great outdoors.