One of the dishes I absolutely love to bring to my camping trips is Pulled Pork, I do a few days before and bring it along with me and all I need to do is to heat it up... fast and delicious. And you can have it some many ways.
Here it is the basic recipe for it and also some ideas on how you can pair it in the campground.
- 2 lbs butt pork
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp cumim
- 1/2 tsp corriander
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp coffee
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1/2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 beer can (used Saporo in this recipe, but usually I use IPA and rather the IPA combination)
- In a big bowl combine all the dry ingredients with the beer and mix them well. Add the butt pork into the mixture and let marinate for at least 12 hrs.
- Turn the crock pot on high, make a bed of sliced onion in the bottom of the pan, add the pork on top and the marinated liquid. Cook on high for 2 hrs and cook on low for another 6 hrs.
- Drain the liquid (reserve) and shred the pork. Add a few spoons of the liquid reserved to keep it moist.
Now... Here is a couple ways to use it. First was for dinner, I took some fresh vegetables (onions, carrots and broccoli) so I started sauteing them with butter and adding the pork in the end to heat up, cooked some corn on the cob (already took the corn wrapped in foil and seasoned with butter and salt) and avocado. Dinner was delightful!
We got some local beer on the way up to the campground and the closest they had was Mammoth Brewery... Nothing wrong with that. Epic IPA it was... already have great memories with the beer so I decided to keep them going and hot sauce. Good way to fuel it up after a full day hiking up some mountains and jumping into some cold lakes.
Took enough pulled pork to have leftovers to cook for breakfast... I look forward to them, even more when I'm camping, using the cast iron skillet and the flavors just keeps getting stronger the more I use it.
In the morning I sautted in butter some onions, cherry tomatoes, the leftover puller pork and added 2 eggs to scramble all together and breakfast was ready. How delicious does that sound?! Yeah, I know... my mouth is watering too.
Another great idea to take for a quick camping trip is overnight oats.
I had the pulled pork scrambled and mom took some overnight oats and added some nut butter, seeds and avocado... Good Morning indeed!
What is your go to meal that you enjoy take camping?
If you try the recipes... let me know how you like it.
Eat real food guys, it is so important!!!!!! And you can manage to go explore the wilderness or the world and still do good for your body.