As the season gets closer. Lots of things to prepare. One of those for me which will be this weekend is food prep. I make Tater Tot hot dish and Lasagna in big batches then separate into those small throw away loaf pans and freeze. When I leave camp in the morning, I take the one out I want that night and when I get back to camp, I toss on the grill shut the lid for the oven effect for about 20 mins and ready to go.. simple, easy, no clean up.. any other great ideas out there?
This has become an elk camp fav - just ask Midwest and Native Oakie
INGREDIENTS: soft 6 inch tortillas, ground beef or turkey or even ground chicken, season of your choice (taco seasoning or season salt n pepper), tomatoes, red onion, scallions, cilantro, heavy cream, mild cheddar Colby jack and Monterey Jack cheese, butter, Cajun season (for cheese sauce) and sour cream to top
DIRECTIONS: brown meat and drain grease, season meat to taste.to make cheese sauce bring heavy cream and butter to a boil and slowly add cheese until thickens.
Add Cajun season to spice.
With red onion green pepper tomatoes and cilantro dice up to make pico and season to taste. In aluminum pan layer tortilla, meat, cheese, pico, and continue for 3 4 layers on the top finish with the last of the meat pico cheese and bake in oven for 20 mins on 400 once finish let cool down and top with sour cream and diced scallion
There's Taco Tater Tot Hot Dish, Pizza Tater Tot Hot Dish, Reg Tater Tot Hot Dish, Enchilada Tater Tot Hot Dish... You can add Tots to just about everything and make a Hot Dish... That's my mid western roots.. If you need recipes just plug into the ol' google machine
Tater Tot Cocktail, Tater Tot Kabobs, Tater Tot Tacos, Tater Tot creole, Tater Tot gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple Tater Tots, lemon shrimp n tots, coconut Tater Tots, pepper'd Tater Tots, Tater Tot soup, Tater Tot stew, Tater Tot salad, Tater Tots and potatoes, Tater Tots on a burger, Tater Tot sandwich......
My must have in truck camp is premade breakfast burritos. Cook everything at home (sausage or bacon, scrambled eggs, potatoes (or tots), etc....let cool to room temp then prepare each burrito (don't forget the shredded cheese) and wrap separately with foil and freeze.
In the morning I put them on a covered propane grill unwrapping the foil and using it as a grill cover and then start the coffee. By the time the coffee and my gear for the day is ready the burritos are usually done. They are best when the tortilla is slightly brown and crunchy. Easy cleanup as well.
I always smoke a brisket before elk camp. It's delicious anywhere but seems to taste best at high altitude. Another thing we have found to work great is a spiral sliced ham. Its great cold or hot. Breakfast burritos are a standard as is white bean chili. (with green chili and chicken)
Another fav is Idyllwild's pepperoni, salami, and manchego cheese on a baguette. Wrapped in foil and throw on the grill until the cheese is melted and you have a nice crust on the bread. If you're out hunting, you can build a little fire and roast it on the coals.
5lb or larger bone in pork loin roast 1 large package or jar sauerkraut 1 can apple juice concentrate 1 onion 8 garlic cloves salt Pepper.
Brown roast in olive oil in Dutch oven on all sides. remove from Dutch oven Sauté chopped onions until slightly brown Add sauerkraut to onions return roast to oven . Salt and pepper to your taste. Pour 1/2 to 3/4 of can of apple juice concentrate into sauerkraut. Put garlic chopped garlic cloves on top of roast . Cover with lid. Set oven on coals and surround with coals all side and lid. You are trying to achieve 220 to 250 degrees for 6 to 8 hours.
Go hunt all day. Come back to camp and serve roast with apple sauce and mashed potatoes with butter.
I make rustic apple sauce . I just quarter apples, remove core I leave the skin on. ( eat the cores as you cook awesome probiotic properties) pot in pot with remaining apple juice concentrate and 1/2 cup of water. Simmer on low heat until apples are real soft. Mash apples and serve with roast. You can also toss a had full of raisins in the apple sauce.
Coyote - We used to have a Taco Johns at a local mall....that place was always packed! Much better quality than Taco Bell in my opinion! I’m getting a little teary eyed remembering all those mouth watering Taco-n-tot combos. Thanks for the flashback! Like the lyrics say in one of my favorite songs....”Don’t know what you tot, till it’s gone.”
Jambalaya, burrito casserole, meaty ziti hot dish, preformed burgers. Dishes are frozen and thawed as needed. Reheat in a dutch oven. I bring hotdogs, canned beans, potatoes, eggs, frozen corn, homemade soups that are frozen and premade packaged salad. Something chocolate for deserts.