Lunch & Dinner

Prickly Pear Cactus Salad

Prickly pear cactus salad is fresh and bright with tomatoes, nopales, and lots of cilantro, plus lemon juice.

Prickly Pear Cactus Salad Simple, delicious salad you can whip together right at the campsite. Fresh chopped tomatoes are best, but you can get by with canned if you have to … just be sure to drain them well. The jalapenos may bring some heat, but you ...

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Light Up Camp Supper with Dutch Oven Cactus Casserole

A beautiful, bubbly Dutch Oven Casserole made with prickly pear cactus pads called napoles.

For camping recipes, we’re focusing on eating the prickly pear pads (aka nopales or nopalitos). That’s what goes in this cactus casserole. While you can harvest your own (be sure of the regulations on public lands) and prepare them yourself, it’s definitely a ...

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Enjoy These Savory Mesquite Muffins In Camp or On the Trail

The great taste of these savory mesquite muffins goes great any time. Consider muffins and beer pairing?

The most convenient way to take these mesquite muffins camping with you is to make them up at home, throw them in a large zipper top bag, and serve them up at camp, on the trail, or in the car. ...

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Pie Iron Brown Bread & Baked Beans

This pie iron treat combines the three New England B’s – brown bread, beans, and bacon. You might not think of a baked bean sandwich as eatin’ good – until you try this!!! Pie Iron Brown Bread & Baked Beans ...

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Dutch Oven Jalapeno Cheddar Bread

This loaf of bread takes some time, but it’s well worth it … especially when it’s warm, right out of the oven with a good rasher of soft butter spread from crust to crust. The first thing to do when ...

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Food of the Field Trip: Great River Road

Nick frying fish in tempura batter on picnic table with COAST headlamp during Field Trip: Great River Road.

When we head out on 50 Campfires Field Trips, the mission is always to experience the area we’re visiting as fully as possible. That means meeting the people, visiting the sites, and especially sampling foods of the region. However, we ...

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Hot Sauce Taste Test Along the Great River Road

Clint and Nick set up to taste a variety of hot sauce brands collected during the Field Trip Great River Road.

50 Campfires Hot Sauce Connoisseurs When it comes to culinary adventures, when you’re in the South … you taste test hot sauces. But 50 Campfires didn’t see the point of another “Who can eat the hottest hot sauce” kind of ...

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Road Trip $2 Food Challenge

Nick tastes pickled quail eggs during the road trip food challenge during the Field Trip: Great River Road.

There are the classic regional foods we set out to try on any 50 Campfires Field Trip. Those are the ones for which we’ve delivered these recipes so you can try them and enjoy them. Then there are the foods ...

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Mountain Man Bourbon Porterhouse Steak

There can’t be much that is heartier to a hungry appetite than a giant hunk of meat. This recipe for a Mountain Main Bourbon Porterhouse Steak takes an enormous 2” thick steak and packs a punch of umami goodness with ...

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Mountain Man Burgers Recipe

A true delight for the taste buds rests with this amazing burger that’s not only big enough to satisfy a lumberjack’s hunger pains, but is easy enough to prepare any time you fire up the grill. With a combination of ...

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