I love this time of year because it’s when I start to plan for our camping season. We get so excited about road trips, visiting with family and exploring new areas with friends. I think that one of the things that makes camping so enjoyable for me is preparing and planning camping meals. I always look forward to creating delicious recipes for my family! This Korean Beef Skillet recipe has been a winner every year and is super easy to make while in the great outdoors.
I talk about this all the time but seriously, the key to camping meal success is in the preparation. I try to do as much of the meal preparation at home. This includes cutting up vegetables, marinating meat and even pre-cooking things like potatoes. I prepare this Korean Beef recipe at home, freeze it in a large Ziploc bag and have it ready to go for our next camping trip.
How to make this beef skillet:
Place all ingredients into a large freezer safe plastic bag.
Freeze until ready for use (up to three months).
Defrost and cook in a skillet on medium for 10 mins.
Tips for making Camping Freezer Meals:
- Use 1 gallon, large freezer bags (aff link). Label bags with the date, recipe and cooking instructions
- Lay ingredients flat in the bag for easier storage in the freezer.
- Defrost meals in the refrigerator and place into tinfoil packet for cooking or dump onto a skillet.
- Store meals for up to three months in the freezer.
I keep our freezer camping meals in the house and transfer them to the freezer in our trailer when it’s time to pack for camping. Having a number of camping freezer meals already prepared makes meal planning while camping so. much. easier!
Tips for camping meal preparation:
- Prepare meals in advance at home whenever possible. Leave most of the mess at home where running water is more accessible and clean up is easier. Trust me on this one!
- Create “one pot” family style meals for quick dinners that don’t require a lot of thought.
- Use tinfoil packets, foil pie pans or camp cookers (aff link). These tools help to make clean up a breeze!
- Pack ingredients in 1 gallon size ziploc bags for flexible storage in small fridges and coolers.
- Plan meals that use similar ingredients to help make packing and planning easy. These Cheesy Vegetable Campfire Dip, Loaded Campfire Potatoes and Tinfoil Packet Nacho Dip recipes are some of my favorites.
Be sure to add this Korean Beef Skillet recipe to your next camping trip!