If you’re planning a camping trip and want to enjoy delicious, hearty vegetarian meals with minimal prep and cleanup, you need these easy one-pot recipes. With a simple Dutch oven, you can create flavorful dishes that will satisfy your hunger and impress your fellow campers.

Why You’ll Love These Recipes

  • Quick and easy to prepare
  • Minimal cleanup required
  • No extra pots or pans needed
  • Packed full of delicious flavors

Ingredient List

For this recipe, you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bell peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 8 oz. mushrooms sliced
  • 2 cans black beans drained & rinsed (or equivalent cooked dry beans)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Cornbread mix
  • Water for cornbread mix

How To Make This Recipe

  1. Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and cook until they begin to soften.
  3. Add the garlic, bell peppers, mushrooms and cook until softened .
  4. Stir in black beans salt & pepper as desired .
  5. Prepare cornbread batter according to package instructions , cover top of bean mixture with cornbread batter ( makes enough for only single layer)
    6.Cover with lid on fire pit for about 30 minutes or until golden!

Cooking Time And Temperature Guidelines

Preheat the fire pit/coals before cooking—remove any flames so temperature is moderate.When it’s time for cooking , make sure the coals are spread evenly beneath the pot.

The dish should be ready within approximately thirty minutes after covering the dutch oven.

Internal temperature at center measured by an instant-read thermometer should reach around 165 degrees Fahrenheit .

## My Pro-tips

  • Prepare your ingredients before leaving home to minimize prep time at camp.
  • Use a Dutch oven with a tight-fitting lid to ensure even cooking and prevent moisture loss.
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment with different seasoning combinations.

Seasoning Options

Use any of the following seasonings as desired:

  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Chili powder
  • Oregano

Recipe Tips

The cornbread can also be made from scratch if you prefer. Just mix dry cornmeal, flour, sugar , baking soda and salt until combined. Add eggs or vegetable oil accordingly and bake on top of bean mixture until tested done .

Recommended Tools To Make This Recipe

You’re going to need the following tools:

  • A Dutch oven
  • Tongs for handling hot coals

To Sum Up

This recipe’s biggest takeaway is that you can enjoy delicious one-pot meals while camping without sacrificing flavor or nutrition. So, grab your Dutch oven and get ready for some tasty outdoor cooking!


Can I make these recipes without a dutch oven?
Yes, while a dutch oven is an ideal piece of equipment when camping or cooking outdoors, these recipes can still be made in other types of pots or pans. However, you may need to adjust the cooking times and temperatures accordingly to ensure that your meals cook evenly.

How do I clean my dutch oven after using it for camping meals?
Cleaning your dutch oven after using it for camping meals can be simple if you follow a few key steps. First, allow the pot to cool completely before attempting to clean it. Then, use warm water and soap (if necessary) to gently scrub away any food residue from the interior of the pot. Avoid using abrasive cleaning tools that could damage the non-stick coating on some models. Rinse thoroughly with water and dry completely before storing.

3 .Can I prep these recipes ahead of time and freeze them for later?
While some one-pot vegetarian camping meal recipes can be prepped ahead of time and frozen for later use, this may not work well for all dishes depending on the ingredients used. Some vegetables or grains may lose texture or become mushy when thawed after freezing. To determine if a recipe will work well as a freezer meal, consider testing it out first with small batches before committing larger portions to freezing