Last week I shared with you my secret tips for no-fail RV menu planning. When plotting our travel menu, I like to select easy camping recipes that can be prepared in a variety of ways–some nights we’ll have a campfire meal, other nights I dish out of a slow cooker, and some nights I whip up a one-pot wonder in the camper kitchen. My goal is always to keep things simple so we can focus on the fun and fellowship. You can read all my tips–and find out how to get a free printable pack–over here.
Today, though, I’m sharing one of my simple, go-to camping recipes that makes meal time a cinch: Fiesta Soup. I’ve been making this soup since the early days of our marriage because it was inexpensive and could be quickly thrown together after a busy day. The great thing about this Mexican-inspired meal is that it can be prepared over a campfire or on a camper stovetop–and if you browned the meat ahead of time, you could even throw it all in a crock pot. This super easy camping recipe is a one-pot crowd pleaser that will keep everyone a happy camper.
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- 1 pound of ground beef or turkey
- 1 15.25 oz can of corn (undrained)
- 1 15 oz can of black beans (rinsed)
- 1 or 2 14.5 oz cans of diced tomatoes (undrained)
- 1 16 oz jar of salsa (we usually use mild, but if you like things spicier, opt for medium)
- Optional: a small can of green chilies
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Sour cream
This recipe serves about six adults.
Begin by browning the meat–you could even add in a chopped onion if you wanted. After the meat is cooked through, dump in the corn, beans, tomatoes, salsa, and optional chilies. Simmer until heated through. If it needs a bit more liquid, add some water.
Didn’t I tell you this recipe was easy! Dish into bowls and top with cheese and sour cream if desired. We love to serve this soup with gluten-free corn muffins, which, I’m happy to report, bake up quite nicely in the camper oven. Enjoy!