At MSGR, we often come across the misconception that while camping, you can’t eat well. Most people believe that you can only have a diet of hot dogs, s’mores and a variety of other junk-y snacks while you are enjoying the outdoors. Our team believes that you can eat just as well while camping as you can at home!

Below are a variety of camping recipes that are some of our very favorites for each meal. We hope you can learn to make eating while camping and backpacking one of the most enjoyable and fun parts of your camping and backpacking experience!

Beer Brats with Rum Sauce

Recipe Courtesy of Camp Chef
Meaty links gently simmered in a pan of beer and onions. Topped with delicious rum sauce,then finished up on the grill. Easily prepare this recipe prior to your trip or at the campsite.


  • For the Bratwursts:
  • Bratwursts – 6-8
  • Onion, sliced – 1
  • Beer (Amber-type preferred) – 36 oz
  • For the Rum Sauce:
  • 14 oz can of fire roasted tomatoes, drained – 1
  • Tomato sauce – 1 cup
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • Rum – 3 Tablespoons
  • Apple cider vinegar – 1 Tablespoon
  • Worcestershire – 2 Tablespoons
  • Horseradish – 1 Tablespoon
  • BBQ Rub – 2 Tablespoons
  • Ground all spice seasoning – 1 pinch
  • Salt and pepper to taste


For the Rum Sauce:
Cook onions in rum, add more rum is needed, until onions are transparent. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer until thickened, about 30 minutes.

For the Brats:
Grill. Pany-fry or cook brats over the fire until the internal temp reaches 150 degrees
Heat a pan of beer and sliced onions to 175-185 degrees.

Add smoked brats to beer and hold until ready to grill. Grill on sear box on high heat and
serve with rum sauce, sauerkraut, mustard, jalapenos, or whatever else is a favorite topping.

Shrimp Tacos

Recipe Courtesy of Camp Chef
These spicy shrimp tacos are perfect for any campsite. Try mixing and matching ingredients to make the taco to your liking. Try marinating the shrimp for a bit of added flavor.


  • Shrimp, peeled & deveined – 1 lb
  • Onion, chopped – 1/2
  • Red bell peppers, chopped – 1-2
  • Jalapeño pepper, sliced thin – 1
  • Sour cream – 3 T
  • Salsa – 5 T
  • Limes – 2-3
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • Mexican Seasoning
  • Taco Sauce
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Flour tortillas, 6-inch – 6

Using the grill, preheat your Flat fry-pan to medium-low.

Season shrimp with Mango Chipotle Seasoning and set aside. Saute chopped onion in butter, and season with salt and pepper. Set to the side.

Cook the shrimp about 1 minute per side, until the meat is opaque. Then add sour cream and salsa. Mix together on the fry-pan until combined.

Add red peppers and cook for about 30 seconds.

Warm tortillas over the open flame of the grill then set aside until ready to build.

Place about 4 shrimp in the tortilla then top with onions and peppers. Garnish with taco sauce, cheese, jalapeños, sour cream and lime juice. Serve warm and enjoy!