Camping in a Jeep has its storage limitations. DIY storage solutions are definitely a must, but when it comes to cooking up some meals, a Jeep Camping Single Pot Meal approach can prove to be very helpful. It can help save space by not packing unnecessary pots and pans, and with the right ideas, can still provide a delicious meal after a fun day of driving on the trails and/or camping. This article will discuss what type of pot I have found helpful, and will also provide an example of a one pot meal example, that is healthy, filling, and delicious.
The following article and the video at this link will illustrate a Jeep Camping Single Pot Meal.
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The Single Pot Design
The best Jeep Camping Single Pot for this purpose is essentially a very large frying pan with tall sides, as illustrated below. You usually can find this type of pot with a lid as well. With this pot you can make your typical camping bacon and eggs breakfast, but it also lends itself to function as more than just a frying pan. It can serve as a pot and wash basin as will be demonstrated below.
A Sample Jeep Camping Single Pot Meal Recipe
An example of how this single pot can be used to make a meal is with the following Stir Fried Beef/Pork Cabbage recipe:
~ ½ Cup of Butter
~3 tsp of chopped garlic, 3-4 cloves
~ ½ Onion, Chopped
~ 1 lb of ground beef/pork, or meat of your choice
~ ½ red cabbage
~½ green cabbage
~ 1 tsp dried chili flakes (or as per taste)
~ Salt & Pepper as per taste
~ ⅓ to ½ cup of Hoisin Sauce (or as per taste)
- In the pot, simmer ~ ¼ cup of butter with 3-4 cloves of chopped garlic. Do not burn the garlic.
- While simmering add ~ ½ tsp of dried chilli flakes
- Add the meat and brown it.
- Add the other ~¼ cup of butter before step 5.
- Just before the meat is fully cooked, add to the single pot, the chopped onion, the half red cabbage, sliced into ½ inch strips, the half green cabbage, also sliced into ½ inch strips, and simmer together to break down the cabbage to desired crunchiness. About 15-20 minutes at medium heat.
- While simmering add the Hoisin sauce and spice to taste.
The result of this recipe is that you will serve a healthy, hearty meal that is delicious and requires the use of only one pot. The pot can also be used as a bassinet in which to clean everything up, and in which you can also store everything away. This meal prep did not require much extra space, and most ingredients did not require refrigeration. In next week’s article we will review a Jeep Camping seafood meal recipe that will not require any refrigeration at all! Is that possible?