Hot Dogs w/ Caramelized Onions + lots of camping recipes

Our Camping Trip + some camping recipesWe went camping! Do you guys love camping as much as I do? It is seriously one of my favourite things in the world.

I love that I get to spend all day outside. I love that I have nothing to do except eat bacon for breakfast, roast smokies for lunch and dinner, and pig out on marshmallows by the bonfire at night. Yep, it’s the best.

Ok so more seriously though, smokies and marshmallows and bacon are all pretty kick ass, sometimes you need to switch it up. I’ve listed a bunch of camping recipes at the end of this post. They’re all recipes that I have made when I’ve been camping before and are pretty easy to whip up around camp.

Our Camping Trip + some camping recipes

Not that I’m trying to make you jealous (ok maybe I am a little bit) but this was our own private beach for 4 days. Strawberry Point on Lilloet Lake. So pretty, right?

Our Camping Trip + some camping recipes

The handsome man built a raft (so awesome and so sexy watching a hot man build a raft) and we spent a few afternoons out on the water fly fishing. Ok, who am I kidding … I held a trolling rod while I suntanned.

Our Camping Trip + some camping recipes

I have a firm belief that there is no such thing as too much bacon, especially when you’re camping.

Our Camping Trip + some camping recipes

So you’d think that for someone who likes to cook as much as I do that I might have remembered to pack along some cutlery ūüėõ

Our Camping Trip + some camping recipes

There were evenings spent fly fishing by the light of the sunset.

Our Camping Trip + some camping recipes

And bonfires and marshmallows, of course.

Our Camping Trip + some camping recipes

And, probably most importantly, there were smokies roasted to charred perfection over the fire. And just to make sure that we weren’t roughing it too much we slathered the buns in in this¬†Spicy Tomato Ketchup and caramelized onions.

Which brings be back to those camping recipes I told you about. While I love roasting smokies I actually believe it is absolutely necessary to eat well when you’re camping. I’ve listed a few links to some other camping recipes that are here on the blog as well as given you a few other ideas for easy, delicious eats.

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Camping Trip
 
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The Endless Meal - Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 smokies (I love the cheese smokies)
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • Ketchup (or this spicy tomato ketchup)
  • Mayo
  • Mustard
  • 2 onions, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • A pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Start by caramelizing the onions. Melt the butter in a medium sized pan over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the sugar and a pinch of salt, lower the heat to low and cook for 10 more minutes.
  2. While the onions are cooking start the smokies. Spear the smokies on your smokies roasting sticks. Hold them close to but not directly in the flames. Rotate them a quarter turn about every minute or so. They will take about 7-10 minutes to warm through. If you want them a little more charred on the outside hold them in the flame at the very end.
  3. Top your hot dog buns with caramelized onions and all the condiments you want. Pop on the smokie and dig in!

More camping recipes:

Some more camping recipe ideas:

  • A big pot of chili is easy to make and perfect for camping. Here’s an easy vegetarian chili recipe.¬†
  • Pasta can be easy too, especially if you bring the sauce from home or buy it from the store. Here’s an awesome Tomato Cream Sauce that I’ve taken camping with me before.
  • Fajitas are great. Just cook up a bunch of veggies in a pan and serve them with tortillas, sour cream, salsa and some grated cheese.

 

About Kristen

Kristen Stevens is the creator and editor of The Endless Meal. She is also the owner of a small underground restaurant in Vancouver, Canada.
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Comments

    • says

      Wow is right! You are so lucky to have grown up near there. It really is one of the met beautiful places. I actually just came back from there again yesterday. I dream of having a little cabin on the lake there one day :)

  1. Jennifer says

    I LOVE smokies when I am camping. I don’t usually go all gourmet and make caramelized onions but I think I will next time!

  2. katherine says

    Kristen,

    Your camping trip looks absolutely lovely. You succeeded in making me jealous about your private beach :) So happy you had a great time.

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