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5 Alarm Chili

Intended for:All Scouts
Required:Large pot 
Ingredients:2 cans of favorite chili 
1 can of corn 
1 can of kidney beans 
1 can of pinto or other beans 
1/4 cup BBQ sauce 
1 Tbsp chili powder 
optional: other spices to make it hot 
 
Notes:simple recipe serves about 6
Instructions:Dump the cans of chili into the pot.
Drain the corn and beans and dump them in the pot.
Add the BBQ sauce and chili powder.
Stir occasionally while it heats to simmering.

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Banana Boats

Intended for:All Scouts
Required:aluminum foil 
knife
Ingredients:1 banana per person 
mini-marshamallows 
chocolat chips 
butterscotch chips 
M&Ms 
Reese's Pieces 
brown sugar 
other optional bits 
 
Notes:If you can peel back the peel and leave it attached at one end, it works better. 
Eat the sliced out banana piece as a taste of things to come.
Instructions:The 1/4 of the peel that is on the inside of the curve needs to be peeled out of the way. Leave the rest on to hold the banana together. Try to leave the top peel attached.
Cut out a groove of banana to make your boat.
Fill the boat with whatever cargo you want - chips, marshmallows, brown sugar, ...
Lay the peel back on top.
Wrap it tightly in tin foil.
Cook in campfire coals for 4-5 minutes.

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Basic French Toast

Intended for:All Scouts
Required:skillet
bowl
fork
spatula
Ingredients:2 Tbsp oil
8 eggs
1.75 cup milk
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
spray vegetable oil
1 loaf sandwich bread
syrup
Instructions:2 Tbsp oil
8 eggs
1.75 cup milk
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 loaf sandwich bread

Beat eggs in bowl with fork.
Whip in milk, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and oil.

Heat skillet to medium, not too hot.
Spray skillet with oil.
Using fork, quickly dip a slice of bread in eggs, flip, poke and lift to let excess drain off, then lay in skillet. Doing this quickly to just coat the bread without soaking it is key.

Cook one side of bread. When it gets browned, flip and cook second side.

Top with syrup, powdered sugar, peanut butter, jelly, whatever you like.

Serves 6-8

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Breakfast in a Bag

Intended for:All Scouts
Required:Paper lunch bag
Marshmallow roasting stick
Campfire with hot coals and little flame.
Ingredients:Per person:
2 strips bacon
handful of frozen hash browns
1 or 2 eggs
salt and pepper
Instructions:Lay bacon in bottom of bag.
Add potatos.
Add eggs.
Close bag by folding top 1/3 down, then fold that in half and in 1/2 again.
Poke through the folded portion with the stick to hold it above the fire.
Hold 5 inches above coals for 10 minutes - might be better to prop up by sticking the other end of the stick in the dirt rather than hoping every boy keeps his bag out of the coals.
Open a bag to check. If its done, tear the top off the bag or fold it down and eat right out of the bag. But, since the bag is greasy, you'll want to sit it on a plate or something other than the table or pants leg.

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Cajun Gumbo

Intended for:All Scouts
Required:2 quart pot
spoon
Ingredients:1 pkg Lipton Cajun Style Rice & Beans
1 can Swanson's white chicken meat
1/2 pkg Keilbasa Sausage
1 Tbsp powdered butter flavoring
2 cups Water
Tony's Creole Seasoning to taste
Instructions:Put all ingredients in the pot and bring to a boil, stirring to prevent scorching.
Reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes or longer.

Makes about 4 servings.

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Chicken Foil Dinner

Intended for:All Scouts
Required:aluminum foil 
paper towels 
long fire tongs
Ingredients:Serves One:  
1 chicken breast
1 potato  
1 carrot
1/4 onion, optional  
 
Seasoning: salt, pepper, ... 
Notes:Create a foil wrapper for each person by sandwiching a wet paper towel between two squares of foil. This will help even the heat and prevent burning.
Instructions:Wash, peel, and dice the vegetables.
Cut the chicken into strips and place on foil wrappter.
Season chicken and add vegetables as desired.
Fold foil into a flat package sealed well.
Place the dinner on coals.
Cook for 15 minutes, then flip and cook 10 more.
Unwrap and check one dinner to see if they are done.
Make sure the chicken is white and firm, completely done, before eating.

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Chinese To Go

Intended for:All Scouts
Ingredients:1.5 cups dry Minute Rice
8oz canned chicken
1 can Chinese vegetables
1 can bean sprouts
1 can Chinese noodles
soy sauce
Instructions:Boil 1 quart of water.
Put rice in 1/2 gallon freezer zip-loc baggie.
Pour 1.5 cups boiling water into baggie.
Place baggie in water pot and let sit 2 minutes.
Add chicken, vegetables, and sprouts.
Mix well and let sit 4 minutes in pot.

Serve on Chinese noodles for 4 people with no pots to clean and your wash water for dishes already hot. Or, use extra hot water for cocoa or tea.

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Club House Grill Sandwich

Intended for:All Scouts
Ingredients:For each sandwich:
2 slices of french bread
1 Tbsp softened butter or margarine
1/2 Tbsp mayonnaise
1/3 C shredded cheddar cheese
2 thin slices turkey breast
2 thin slices ham
2 slices tomato (optional)
1 Tbsp bbq sauce
Instructions:Heat a large skillet.
Butter one side of each slice of bread.
Place one slice in skillet, butter-side down, and spread the top with mayonnaise.
Sprinkle half of cheese on mayonnaise.
Place turkey slices in skillet, next to bread, and ham slices on top of turkey.
After 30 seconds, flip the meat.
Lay turkey on the heating bread and cheese.
Put tomato slices on turkey.
Spread bbq sauce on tomato.
Lay ham on top.
Sprinkle on the rest of the cheese.
Place second slice of bread on top, butter-side up.
Flip sandwich over and brown for another 2 to 3 minutes. Both sides of sandwich should be browned and the cheese melting.

With a large enough skillet, you can have three spots - sandwich bottom, meat, sandwich top - through which you rotate the sandwiches, making one every 2 minutes.

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Cranberry Delight Spread

Intended for:All Scouts
Ingredients:1 pkg(8oz.)cream cheese
2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate (thawed)
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup finely chopped dried cranberries
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
keebler town house crackers
Instructions:this will be a good and delicious snack to eat while you are out camping in the woods and it has no cholestral and its low in fat.

Combine all ingredients except crackers into a bowl.
Blend it together very well.
Spread on crackers.


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Dessert Burritos
A Favorite Recipe

Intended for:All Scouts
Required:knife
aluminum foil
spoons
Ingredients:tortillas
pie filling - blueberry, cherry, apple, ...
chocolate chips
mini-marshmallows
peanut butter
Notes:This dessert has become our favorite.
It is Sweeeeeeeeeet, easy, has very little clean-up, and doesn't get hands really messy if a little care is used.
Instructions:Open the cans and put a spoon in each one.
Tear off squares of aluminum foil.
Put a tortilla on the square of foil.
Add peanut butter or pie filling.
Sprinkle with chocolate chips and/or marshmallows.
Roll up the tortilla and fold the bottom edge in.
Wrap foil around tortilla and place on grill above fire or on ash around edge of fire.
Wait for the ingredients to melt.


Hints:
  • Main problem is putting too much stuff in the burrito - try to talk people into taking smaller amounts.
  • Put all the tortillas in a foil wrap and carefully heat them before so they are more flexible.
  • Putting tortillas directly into the coals will burn them - keep them away and rotate often.
  • Each person should mark his burrito wrapper somehow so he knows it is his - special foil fold or permanent marker or series of poked holes in the foil.


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Egg in a Hole

Intended for:All Scouts
Ingredients:butter
1 egg
1 slice bread
spices
Instructions:Melt butter in skillet
Butter one side of bread
Cut or tear center out of bread slice - eat center.
Place bread butter-side up in skillet.
Crack egg into hole.
Spice as desired.
Flip once.

Eat it with fingers like a piece of toast to keep your plate clean.

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Good Bars

Intended for:All Scouts
Ingredients:1 stick of butter
1 package of graham crackers, crushed
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips
Notes:dessert
Instructions:Preheat the dutch oven to 350 (6 briquettes under and 18 on top)
Put butter in D.O. and melt.
Pour graham crackers in, mix, and press into a crust.
Pour condensed milk over crust.
Pour in chocolate and peanut butter chips.
Bake for 20 minutes until golden.

The hard part is waiting for it to cool enough to serve 8 people.

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Group Gorp

Intended for:Cub Scouts
Required:paper cup for each person.
freezer baggie or large bowl.
Instructions:For your next meeting, ask each person to bring 1 or 2 cups of one type of food.

When it is time for snack, talk about how it would get kind of boring if we were all exactly alike. But, since we're all different, when we get together it makes something more exciting - like this snack.
Have each person pour their contribution into a big zip-loc bag or pot and mix it up. Scoop up a cupful for each person.

You could have each person analyze and graph the contents of his cup, if that fits into your agenda.


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Hobo Dinner

Intended for:All Scouts
Required:aluminum foil
paper towels
long fire tongs
Ingredients:Serves One:
1/4 lb. hamburger
1 potato
1 carrot
katchup or BBQ sauce
1/4 onion, optional

Seasoning: salt, pepper, ...
Notes:Create a foil wrapper for each person by sandwiching a wet paper towel between two squares of foil. This will help even the heat and prevent burning.
Instructions:Wash, peel, and dice the vegetables.
With clean fingers, pull the hamburger into bits and place on foil wrappter.
Season hamburger and add vegetables and sauce as desired.
Fold foil into a flat package sealed well.
Place the dinner on coals.
Cook for 10 minutes, then flip and cook 10 more.
Unwrap and check one dinner to see if they are done.

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Hudson Bay Bread

Intended for:All Scouts
Ingredients:3/4 lb. softened butter
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup light Karo syrup
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp maple flavoring
3/4 cup ground nuts (walnuts)
9 cups Quaker 1-minute oats
Notes:This is the recipe from Northern Tier but you can modify the ingredients to include raisins, brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, or what sounds good.
Instructions:You may want to grind up the oats in a blender or food processor.

Cream together all the ingredients except the nuts and oats, in a large mixing bowl.
Once it is all blended, stir in the oats and nuts. Make sure it is well mixed.

Spread the mixture onto a cookie sheet with at least a 1/2 inch high lip. Press the mixture down and pack it in until it fills the pan and is a smidge less than 1/2 inch thick. You'll probably need a second sheet.

Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove and press down with a spatula to prevent crumbling when it cools. (If you bake it too long, it gets hard and crunchy like a granola bar.)
While it is still warm, cut into 3 inch squares.

This is often eaten for lunch while canoeing. Globs of peanut butter and/or jelly are loaded on top and then eaten. It is a high-energy food that is great when you are burning lots of calories outside.

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Kabobs

Intended for:All Scouts
Required:skewers, either bamboo or metal
Ingredients:1 inch chunks of beef, chicken, shrimp, potatoes, carrots, peppers, onions, apples, pineapple, and anything else you want
Instructions:Scouts skewer alternating chunks of food on their stick.
Lay the sticks on a grill over the fire or hold them in hands if the sticks are long enough. Metal marshmallow sticks work well.

Serve barbeque sauce, cocktail sauce, dijon mustard, ketchup for dipping. And, watch out for double-dippers!

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Mini Hash

Intended for:All Scouts
Required:aluminum foil
paper towel
Ingredients:1 egg
1/2 cup hash browns
1 sausage patty (precooked)
spices
Instructions:Open fire cooking for 1 or more scouts.
Lay down square of aluminum foil.
Wet a paper towel and lay it down.
Lay another square of foil down.
This moisture layer helps minimize burning.

Place sausage on foil.
Spread hash browns in flat layer.
Crack egg onto hash browns.
Spice as much as you want.
Fold up and seal the foil.
Place in fire coals for 10 to 15 minutes.

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Mumbo Jumbo Breakfast

Intended for:All Scouts
Required:skillet 
spatula
Ingredients:Per person: 
2 strips bacon, cut in 1/4s 
1 small potato, sliced thin 
2 eggs 
Tabasco sauce.
Instructions:Heat skillet and start cooking bacon.
When bacon is nearly cooked, add potatos.
Cook for 10 minutes or until potatos begin to brown, stirring occasionally.
Add eggs.
Stir until done.
Serve and each person can add tabasco if desired.

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Pie Iron Pies
A Favorite Recipe

Intended for:All Scouts
Required:Pie Iron (Coghlin's $13.00)
Ingredients:1 can apple pie filling
1 loaf bread
1/4 stick butter
brown sugar
cinnamon
Notes:Have a handful of irons for a group campfire.
Have a choice of apple, cherry, or blueberry filling.
Have whipped cream.
Instructions:Heat pie iron for a couple minutes.
Open pie iron and rub inside with stick of butter.
Sprinkle sugar in both sides of iron.
Place slice of bread on one side of iron.
Top with spoonful of apple pie filling.
Sprinkle on cinnamon and brown sugar.
Place on second slice of bread and close pie iron.
Hold over campfire for 2 minutes, flip, and hold 2 more minutes.


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Pie Iron Pizzas

Intended for:All Scouts
Required:Pie Iron (Coghlin's $13.00)
Ingredients:1 loaf of bread
1 can pizza sauce
sliced pepperoni
mozzarella cheese
olive oil or butter
Notes:Really need a few pie irons to cook for a group - each pizza takes about 5 minutes
Instructions:Be careful of hot pie irons!

With a paper towel, spread olive oil or butter on inside of each side of pie iron.
Place a piece of bread in one side.
Top with sauce, pepperoni, cheese, and second slice of bread.
Close pie iron and hold over campfire for 2 minutes, flip and hold for 3 minutes or until cheese is all melted when checked.

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Pig On a Stick

Intended for:All Scouts
Required:hotdog forks 
fire
Ingredients:1 package (about 10) fully cooked sausage links 
1 package refrigerated breadsticks 
Spices 
 
Notes:This is a fun, easy, open fire breakfast with little clean up.
Instructions:Spear a sausage link on a stick.
Lay out one breadstick dough strip and sprinkle desired spice on it.
Wrap dough around sausage and pinch the end or poke it over the stick end.
Cook over coals until the bread is browned.


If you hold it too close to the coals, the outside will brown and the inside will still be doughy. Take your time and keep rotating it.
While you are cooking your pigs, you could be letting your Egg In an Orange cook in the coals.

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Pocket Pizza
A Favorite Recipe

Intended for:All Scouts
Required:aluminum foil 
campfire coals 
long fire tongs
Ingredients:1 pkg pita bread
1 can spaghetti sauce
1 cup grated cheese
1 pkg sliced pepperoni
optional: sliced black olives, pineapple chunks, diced peppers, ...
Notes:Use precooked meat since you are just heating it up. 
Mark your own foil with a special fold so you know its yours.
Instructions:Cut each pita in half and spoon spaghetti sauce into pocket spreading it evenly.
Add cheese, pepperoni, and other toppings.
Wrap in foil and place in coals. Cook for a couple minutes, flip, and cook another two minutes.

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Simple Dutch Oven Pizzas

Intended for:All Scouts
Ingredients:1 pkg. Hamburger Buns
1 can Spagetti Sauce
1/2 lb Shredded Cheese
Selected pizza toppings - pepperoni, olives, ...
Notes:main course
Instructions:Cut open buns.
Spread sauce on bun.
Add cheese and toppings.
Place 6 buns in the dutch oven, depending on size.
Cook for 8 minutes, longer if the cheese has not melted.

Serves 16 pizzas, 6 to 8 scouts

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Spaghetti 1-Pot

Intended for:All Scouts
Ingredients:1 pound package spaghetti noodles
1 pkg dry spaghetti mix
1/2 pound cooked hamburger
1 6oz can tomato paste
oregano, basil, thyme, ... as desired
Instructions:Fill dutch oven 2 inches deep with water and bring to a boil over coals.
Break 1 package of spaghetti noodles in half and add to d.o.
Bring to boil and simmer 10 minutes.
Pour off all but about 2 cups of water.
Add spaghetti sauce mix.
Add tomato paste.
Add any other spices you like - oregano, basil, ...
Add precooked hamburger.
Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove lid and simmer longer to thicken, if it is too runny.

Serves 4 to 6 people. Can make it in a pot on stove and use dehydrated hamburger when backpacking.

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Taco in a Bag
A Favorite Recipe

Intended for:All Scouts
Ingredients:1 individual Dorito chips bag
1/3 cup hamburger
1/3 cup refried beans
2 Tbsp shredded cheese
salsa
Notes:This is quite a popular meal with the scouts I have around, but it's hard to call it cooking. :-)
Instructions:Cook the hamburger in a skillet.
Heat the beans.
Cut open the end of a bag of chips.
Spoon in some hamburger and beans, sprinkle on cheese, pour in salsa.

If hamburger is cooked at home, this can be a cold lunch with no mess or clean-up.

You can use a can of chili rather than hamburger and beans.

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Ticks On A Toilet Seat

Intended for:All Scouts
Required:apple corer
sharp knife
spreading knife
cutting board
Preparation:Use a corer that takes out just the core. Do not use the kind that also cuts wedges.
Ingredients:apples
cream cheese or peanut butter
raisins
chocolate chips
Instructions:Core apples.
Use a sharp knife to slice the apples crosswise to form 1/2" apple slices. (This is your toliet seat : a circle with a hole in the middle.)
Spread peanut butter or cream cheese on top of slices. (PB sticks better than CC.)
Cover with chocolate chips, raisins, and/or other small dried fruit pieces.

Depending on the size of your apples, you should get 3 or 4 decent slices per apple. As a snack, most scouts will eat 2 slices each.

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Trail Beef, Potatos, and Gravy

Intended for:All Scouts
Ingredients:1 box instant potatos 
2 pkgs dry instant gravy mix 
1 small Butter Buds 
2 small jars dried beef, diced 
water, as determined by potato and gravy package instructions
Notes:Easy, instant meal for long hiking trips. 
Great for cold weather. 
Write amount of water required on bag of ingredients or on slip of paper in bag.
Instructions:Put all ingredients in a plastic bag for ease of transportation on trail.
Boil water.
Divide ingredients into individual bowls.
Add water & stir.

Serves 4 scouts.

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Tuna Tortillas

Intended for:All Scouts
Required:aluminum foil
Ingredients:package of 8 tortillas (7-9 inch size)
2 cans or pouches of tuna (or salmon)
1 cup diced celery (about 1 large stalk)
1/2 cup diced sweet pickles (about 3 small pickles)
1 cup Miracle Whip or light mayonnaise
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Notes:Tuna is a very good source of protein with low fat.
Make sure you drain the tuna into the hot fire and dispose of the cans so the smell does not attract visitors in the night.
Instructions:Dice pickles and celery.
Drain tuna.
Mix mayonnaise, tuna, celery, pickles in a bowl.
Place a tortilla on a sheet of foil.
Spread 1/8 of the tuna mixture on the tortilla.
Sprinkle 1/8 of the cheese on top.
Wrap up the tortilla.
Wrap foil around tortilla.
Place on grate over coals or poke with hotdog stick and cook until cheese melts (about 5 minutes).


If you place directly in coals or cook too hot, the tortilla will burn and the cheese will still be cold. Keep rotating the foil pack while cooking.

Serves 8 scouts.

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Wormy Apples

Intended for:All Scouts
Required:aluminum foil
Ingredients:1 apple
1 precooked sausage link
Instructions:Core the apple
Insert a sausage link
Wrap in foil
Cook in coals 30-40 minutes

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