Food & Recipes

7 Recipes that Will Elevate Camping to Glamping

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, July 8, 2015


Aired July 8, 2015

by Lisa Lozano

If you’re sick of roasting weenies on a stick over the camp fire, or God forbid, instant dehydrated camp food, we have seven delicious and sophisticated recipes that will make you forget they were prepared under the open sky!

No. 1: Grilled Pinwheel Steaks and Roasted Broccoli

These delicious and elegant pinwheel steaks will elevate camping to glamping! It would be very easy to assemble these ahead of time, and pack in your cooler to grill at your camp site.

No. 2: Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches with Red Cabbage Mango Slaw

For this delicious sandwich, just prep the barbeque chicken at home and heat in a pot over the fire. Likewise, prep the slaw ahead of time, then just assemble your sandwiches at the camp site when it’s time to eat!

No. 3: Italian Roast Beef on Ciabatta with Ricotta and Horseradish Gremolata

Lots of people bring cold cuts on a camping trip, so why not take it a step further and prep your own roast beef and gremolata ahead of the trip, then assemble these divine sandwiches on the camp picnic table? Delish!

No. 4: Spicy Cheddar Burgers with Blue Cheese Aioli

A blue-cheese aioli adds a sophisticated richness and depth to these spicy cheddar burgers, which are easy to prepare outdoors.

No. 5: Josh Capon’s Skirt Steak Tacos with Charred Pineapple

Tacos may not seem like an obvious camping trip choice, but these pineapple skirt steak tacos are actually super easy to prep at the camp site, and the complex flavors of this Josh Capon recipe will wow your fellow campers.

No. 6: Graham Elliot’s Curried Almonds

Want a sophisticated snack to bring on the trip? Make Graham’s flavorful roasted almonds ahead of time and set out in a bowl on the picnic table as an appetizer.

No. 7: Maple Turkey Burgers with Bacon, Blue Cheese and Onions

The combination of sweet maple syrup, smoky bacon and tart blue cheese brings these turkey burgers to life.

We did not include a dessert on this list, because whether camping or glamping, there is only one possible dessert, and it doesn’t require a recipe. You guessed it – S’Mores! Just toast a marshmallow, then assemble a sandwich with chocolate and graham crackers! Perfection!

What’s your favorite food to eat when camping? Tell us in the comments.

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