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Okay folks, Along the same sort of idea of the $5.00 challenge. I am looking to start up conversation on simple to make, easy in camp meals that are budget friendly. Some of my favorites...

#1. Tony Cacheries gumbo with sliced smoked sausage. Not available everywhere, but here in TX we have a boxed Gumbo mix by Tony Cacheries that is REALLY quite good. We take Holmes Smokehouse pecan smoked sausage, and cut up 1 link into the batch, and add about 1 cup of sliced okra. 2 boxes gumbo mix $1.13 each, and sausage on sale $2.50 each. My neighbor grows a mess of okra so we get that free. That falls in under the $5.00 and will feed a family, drinks extra.

#2. Beanie Weenies. Do I need to explain this? Served with biscuits. Cut the hot dogs up into the pan, open the can of beans into the pan, heat it up...

#3. Baked chicken breast at home, and cubed. In camp toss it into a family box of Chicken Flavor Rice a Roni and throw in a couple of cups of broccoli florets.

#4. Pre cooked and sliced fajita chicken or beef quesadillas. Flour tortillas, butter, muenster cheese, sliced bell pepper and sliced onion assembled in proper proportions and grilled in butter in a cast iron skillet until the cheese is melted and holding everything together. Mushrooms etc.. are optional. Serve with sour cream and pre made pico de gallo...

So theres my ideas off the top of my head. What do you have?
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Mason jar of elbow Mac, dehydrated carrots and onions and a bullion cube. Add canned chicken meat. Boil until happy.  Cheap but good and less then a 5$. 

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"#2. Beanie Weenies."

I'll go with this one, just zip the can lid off and dig in, no stove needed. Add potato chips and a drink and you have arrived!  
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Second night of deer camp I’ll usually do Manwhich Bold with no complaints. Add a vegetable or two. 
Pretty cheap.
For those beanie weenie’s Bush’s makes something called Steakhouse Receipe beans that’re pretty darn good. 
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A simple cottage meal I've been doing lately is slice up a can of Spam and heat up the slices while you cook up a pot of Mac & Cheese.  We like the "deluxe" mac & cheese which bumps up the price of the meal, but whatever version you like.  Add a canned vegetable, either heated separately or throw it in with the mac & cheese.  Done.
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MikeKY wrote:
Second night of deer camp I’ll usually do Manwhich Bold with no complaints. Add a vegetable or two. 
Pretty cheap.
For those beanie weenie’s Bush’s makes something called Steakhouse Receipe beans that’re pretty darn good. 


Bush beans Maple flavor happen to be my fave...
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DougA wrote:
A simple cottage meal I've been doing lately is slice up a can of Spam and heat up the slices while you cook up a pot of Mac & Cheese.  We like the "deluxe" mac & cheese which bumps up the price of the meal, but whatever version you like.  Add a canned vegetable, either heated separately or throw it in with the mac & cheese.  Done.


Not a huge fan of spam, but definately going to hide this post from my wife. She LOVES spam... 

A quick and easy veggie to mix in to the box / boil up meal things is just plain old Peas and carrots. Does the trick.
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If you're not into Spam, another cottage quickie, and even easier than the Spam and mac & cheese is hash and peas.  A couple of cans of corned beef hash and a can of peas (drained), dump it all in a skillet and heat 'er up.
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I am not sure why, but my brain keeps telling me to throw SOS in here as a suggestion...  

FWIW, SOS is another place we add peas and carrots... 

I forgot about the Corned Beef Hash. 

Fry an egg and serve it on a bed of heated corned beef hash for breakfast. That'll get you through the day for sure.

So I hate to be "that guy" but as we should all be aware by now, pre processed, canned, boxed foods are typically insanely high in salt and other preservatives that aren't so great for people... Any pointers on lower sodium / preservative options that are still convenient / easy to make in camp?

My wife doesn't quite get the hash being a generic term, not specific to Corned Beef Hash, and she tend to take leftover roast beef from home, chop it up and mix it with butter fried diced potatoes and onions. We also do something similiar with leftover barbacoa de cabeza. 
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This thread is making me hungry.  For a little twist on fast easy and cheap, I keep some things in the freezer that cook up fast and easy both at home and on the two burner camp stove.
Frozen potstickers and vegetable yakisoba.  For camping I put about 2 Tbls's of oil in the CI skillet along with the frozen potstickers, add the recommended amount of water from the package directions cover the skillet and start the heat.  The water gets the potstickers cooked and when it evaporates the oil puts a nice browning on the potstickers, you can always remove the cover after the water has done it's job to speed up the browning towards the end.  Meanwhile the frozen yakisoba goes into a covered pot on a veggie steamer with just enough water to steam the veggies and noodles.  I like using my own sauces for them, but the ones in the packages aren't bad.  Throw everything into a bowl. Not much prep or cleanup.
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A variant of beanie weenies that we do is Rice-a-Roni and hot dogs.  Do the hot dogs either separately or cut 'em up and cook them with the R-a-R.
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Something we use while camping are the cooked at home elbow macaroni. Fry up some bacon, add some chopped onions, toss in the noodles until hot, then throw in a couple of eggs on top and stir. Don't get many complaints.  Another one is home boiled potatoes. At camp, cut them up and fry them, add meat, cheese and / or eggs and you got a quick good meal. Cheers.
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Cook a box of Kraft Diner and mix it with a pound of fried up ground beef. Simple yet delicious hamburger helper. Good as is or you can get creative with spices if you have them on hand.
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😋Slice up sausage, yellow onions and peppers.  Add 'rooms if you got 'em and saute the mess.

😋Slice up leftover chicken or steak, onions and peppers.Add Mexican spices and serve in warmed tortillas---Fajitas!

😋Mix smoked canned oysters with scrambled eggs in a frying pan (consistency more like an omelet,) season and serve between two pieces of bread---Hang Town Fry!

😋Mix cooked ground beef (busted up fine) with scrambled eggs(if you must, add saute'd  'rooms, but it's not original,) season and---Joe's Special!

😋London broil is an inexpensive but tough cut of beef.  Cube into 1-1/2" squares and marinate in wine. Skewer with red onion, bell pepper, 'rooms.  Cook over flames---Beef Kebab! Mince yellow onion and flat parsley as a garnish with rice pilaf on the side to go first class
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1 pack Hot Dogs
2 cups Buttermilk Biscuit mix (Winco Bulk)
1/2 lb favorite cheese
 Mix biscuit mix thick and pat out. Cut in 3# x4" pieces. Put hotdog on stick or fork lay on biscuit mix with slice of cheese and wrap hotdog. Lean against fire ring or hold over fire and cook till golden brown. I serve mine with pork n beans or Bush's grilling beans. Yum
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Pie iron ideas:
#1. Pie Iron quesadillas.

Ingredients:

Pre cooked, and sliced beef, and / or chicken fajitas.
sliced yellow onion.
shredded muenster cheese
diced mushrooms (portabella)
Diced peppers.
Small flour tortillas.
Butter.

Cooking.

Pre heat pie iron, and grease inside with butter.

Butter outside of 2 flour tortillas (Small taco size).
Lay 1 tortilla into pie iron, press into cavity carefully
Fill with chicken cheese, onion, mushrooms, and peppers
Put second tortilla on top and close iron.
Trim off excess tortilla.

Bake over coals for for 10 - 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. *

* Adjust time depending on how hot the coals are, we are aiming for the pie iron to be approx 300 deg F.


#2. Hot ham and cheese pockets.

Ingredients.

Sliced bread. We use "whitewheat" bread, healthier than regular white, not as gravelly tasting as regular wheat...
Thick sliced black forest ham. We use the stuff from Sams Club.
Shredded cheese of your choice. We use Tillamook shredded sharp cheddar.
Butter.

Pre heat pie iron, and grease inside with butter.

Lay 1 slice or bread into pie iron, press into cavity carefully
Fill with ham and cheese, folding the ham so tha tit doesn't overlap the outside of the iron.
Put second slice or bread on top and close iron.

Bake over coals for for 10 - 15 minutes or until cheese is melted, ham is hot, and bread is toasted. *
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Easy box dinners. Not sure if I mentioned this...

#1. Gumbo.

Ingredients.
Tony Cacheries gumbo mix.
1 lb link of pecan smoked sausage sliced into 1/4" slices
Sliced okra in season. Pre slice sausage and okra at home.

Follow box instructions for prep and add sausage and okra to boiling mix.

#2. Rice a Roni asian chicken and rice.

Ingredients. 

Rice a Roni Chicken flavor. (Family size pack).
Baked chicken breast pre cooked and sliced.
Butter to prep the Rice A Roni per package instructions.
1 cup peas and carrots.
1/4 cup sliced almonds. 

Prepare per package instruction. Add chicken, veggies, and almonds once the mix is boiling.
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Baked Ziti with garlic bread.

3 cups pre par boiled and rinsed Ziti noodles, most folks use Penne which is fine.

I jar marinara sauce. 
1 lb pre browned / crumbled and drained italian sausage
1 tbsp Italian Seasoning.
1 cup shredded mozzerella.

1/2 loaf french bread.
Butter softened
Garlic powder


Prep. Mix all ziti ingredients except for cheese in a 9" square cake pan. Top with shredded mozzerella.

Slice french bread down the middle length wise like a giant submarine sandwich.
Butter the loaf pieces thoroughly on the inside part.
sprinkle garlic powder over buttered bread to taste
wrap with foil. such that there is one side that has the seam that will point up.

Cook.
Pre heat Coleman folding camp oven to 350 deg F.

Place Ziti pan in oven, and close door.
Place foil wrapped french bread on TOP of oven.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted, ingredients thoroughly heated and bread toasted fully. Turning bread periodically to toast evenly.
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For our recent overnighters we have been doing a Chicken with Alfredo noodles or a Modified Ramen Bomb.
Cooks in a canteen cup or small pot over the camp fire or a stove of your choice. We have been using a 502 single burner or a Trangia Alcohol stove.
All the ingredients pack in and don't need refrigeration. We use some butter packets from KFC and condiments from fast food when we can.

1. Chicken with Alfredo noodles. One package Knorr Alfredo noodles cooked to instructions on the package except skip the milk, add one small can of canned chicken (Drained). Season with S&P and eat up. Feeds one teenager per package.

2. Modified Ramen bomb. Cook ramen noodles with 1 1/2 cups water, add one small can of canned chicken, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup instant rice to absorb liquids if needed. Season with S&P and eat up. Feeds on teenager per package.

Lots of ways to get some good eats in camp if you get creative.
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