MEGA BACON CHEESEBURGER

Nothing beats a terrific burger. It is the easiest and most delicious food to cook while you are camping because it is packed full of carbs and meat. Add some cheese and bacon to the top and you are in burger heaven.

 

The biggest problem with burgers is that you have to cook a bunch of them all at the same time. This can be a pain at the RV campsite because some grills are not large enough to fit everything. Plus, who wants to waste time cooking burgers when you are super hungry from a day adventuring?

 

Here is the solution: Mega Bacon Cheeseburger. I had a vision while cooking burgers with my friends about turning 4 burgers into one mega burger. This massive monstrosity of meat and cheese is what was created.

 

The Mega Bacon Cheeseburger is a double-decker beef paradise with tons of cheese, mayo, bacon and meat. It can be created at any campfire or campsite that can handle its mega patties. Best part is that all these ingredients are super easy to get while traveling the road in your RV.

 

So, whether you are in your backyard or on the road, I dare you to try this Mega Bacon Cheeseburger. You will not be disappointed!

 

 

Recipe:

COOKING DETAILS

Yields: 2-4 Servings

Cook: 20 minutes

Prep: 20 minutes

 

Equipment Needed: Fire pit, cast iron skillet, spatula, wood, and fire starters.

MEGA BACON CHEESEBURGER

  • 2 lbs of Ground Beef
  • 2 Fresh Eggs
  • 1 Italian Round Bread
  • 10 slices of Colby Jack Cheese
  • 10 slices of Center Cut Bacon
  • 3 tbsp of Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp of Chipotle Powder
  • 2 tbsp of Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp of Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tbsp of Sea Salt
  • 1 tbsp of Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp of Cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp of Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp of Butter

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

  • In a mixing bowl, add all the ground beef, eggs, chipotle powder, chili powder, smoked paprika, sea salt, cinnamon, cumin and ground black Mix the beef thoroughly.
  • Next, use half of the beef to make 1/2-inch-thick burger Make sure to round out the edges and have no cracks in the patty. Do this to the other half of the ground beef till you have equal size patties.
  • Using a fire starter, build your fire and let burn until it coals (about 15-20 minutes).
  • Once fire has reached a nice medium temperature, add a cast iron pan to the grill and place your bacon on it. Cook the bacon to its desired temperature, then pull off and let
  • Using a spatula, place both burger patties over the hot part of the grill. Let cook for 4-5 minutes per side. Make sure to add cheese to patties 2-3 minutes before being done in order for it to melt. ***PS: Beware of flare ups from the burger grease! Also, use two spatulas to flip the This will help them from breaking apart.
  • Once burgers are done, pull them off and let rest. Slice the bread in two, add butter and place on grill for 1 minute to crust up.
  • Once everything is complete, lather bread with mayo on both pieces then add burgers topped with bacon. Use a wooden skewer through burger to keep in place if
  • Cut burger into 4 pieces, serve & enjoy!

 

CAMPFIRE SURF AND SURF

Adventure is my middle name…

Getting out into nature and enjoying cooking in the great outdoors is how I want to live. One of the best ways to do that is by RVing! I am so excited to announce that I am teaming up with Go RVing to show how easy it is to cook delicious meals around a campfire while you are exploring nature. Whether you are in a different state or at a nearby campground, RVing doesn’t have to limit the flavor of the food that you eat. Everything I will cook will be simple, easy and delicious. So to kick it all off, I have decided to cook some Campfire Surf & Surf.

The old Surf & Turf is a classic grilling recipe. But for all you seafood lovers out there, why not substitute the heartiness of the steak with a thick piece of salmon? Top that off with some skewered shrimp and veggies. Now you are talkin’ my language!

In my Campfire Surf & Surf recipe, you will first grill up a massive chunk of wild caught salmon over the fire. Seasoned with parsley, garlic, cayenne powder and more to make sure you have a savory and tangy fish. The same seasoning will go on the shrimp as well! This will balance the flavor of the food with the same seasoning on two very different seafoods. The tenderness of the salmon really complements the robust flavor of the shrimp to make sure you get that variety that you are looking for in a combo dish like this. Lastly, you will add some charred veggies cooked on a skillet/plancha over the fire. These veggies round out the whole meal with their salty and charred flavor.

My favorite part about this dish is how easy it is to cook. All the ingredients you can find on the road at any local grocery store! Plus, they do not take up a lot of space in your RV while still giving you delicious food. Stay tuned for more recipes to come while I cook over fire in an RV!

Recipe:

COOKING DETAILS

Yields: 2-4 Servings

Cook: 30 minutes

Prep: 15 minutes

Equipment Needed: Fire pit, wooden skewers, cast iron skillet/plancha, tongs, wood, and fire starters.

CAMPFIRE SURF & SURF

  • 1 whole salmon (un-filleted)
  • 1 lb. of shrimp (no shell & de-veined)
  • 2 zucchini (diced)
  • 2 yellow squash (diced)
  • 1/2 white onion (cut into halfmoons)
  • 1 tbsp of dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp of minced garlic
  • 2 tsp of cayenne powder
  • Sea salt & black pepper (to taste)
  • Olive oil

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Using a fire starter, build your fire and let burn until it coals (about 15-20 minutes).
  • While the fire is burning, skewer the shrimp & lather both the shrimp and salmon with olive oil on all sides. Season both shrimp & salmon with dried parsley, minced garlic, cayenne powder, sea salt & black pepper.

  • Once fire is hot, season skillet/plancha with olive oil and start cooking zucchini, yellow squash and onions. Let cook until nicely charred & soft (about 10 minutes).

  • While veggies are cooking, place salmon on grill skin side down. Let cook for 8 minutes per side. Cook until internal temp reads 145F. PS: You can also smoke the salmon if you prefer!

  • Lastly, place skewered shrimp on grill and let cook.