MONTyBOCA Camping Recipes Part 1

Who wants to cook the same thing again and again every time they are out backpacking or camping? Many of you readers, have expressed wanting more ideas for camping meals that are easy to make and are not the add-water, freeze dried meals. Also, several of you expressed that you would like meals that can be made on a cookstove, a backpacking stove or in a camper, especially when there are fire restrictions and campfire cooking is not allowed. I have been researching recipes so I could give my readers what they wanted.

And then I was approached by MONTyBOCA. I have not heard of them before and they are a newer, small business. You know I love small businesses. I know a little Spanish, so I knew that “Mont” meant mountain and “Boca” meant mouth, so mountain and mouth??? It had to mean that it had something to do with mountains and food and I was right. Chef Corso, who was classically trained in Italy and California, got fed up with eating freeze dried, heavily salted or out of the bag meals and a person can only exist so long on hot dogs, trail mix and jerky. So, he decided that camping meals should be tasty, and people should eat well on their outdoor adventures without compromising healthy ingredients and taste. And because MONTyBOCA is so fabulous, I am splitting this post into two parts so I can share with you all of the yumminess and great tips.

MONTyBOCA’s Garlic Chicken With Artichokes And Mashed Potatoes

The MONTyBOCA website has multiple recipes. Any of these can be cooked on a camping stove like a Coleman, a backpacking stove like a JetBoil or in your camper/RV. The recipes are all tested, contain as many fresh ingredients as possible, with a quick prep time of about 5 minutes and a cook time of less than 30 minutes. Each recipe lists the following: prep time, weight, number of ingredients and number of servings. This makes it easy to meal plan for outdoor adventures. Have dietary restrictions or don’t eat meat? The recipes are sorted out into sections as follows: Vegetarian, Vegan, No Burner, Dairy Free, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast. I decided that I wanted to test out three different recipes: an entree, a dessert and breakfast. But because there was such a wide selection, I asked you the readers, across all social media channels, to decide what I would make for dinner. Out of four choices, the most popular choice was the Garlic Chicken with Artichokes and Mashed Potatoes. Are you ready for what we thought??

What Did I Think? The ingredients for this recipe were easy to find at my store, except for the scallions because I live in the middle of nowhere. Chef Corso mentions in the FAQ on his site, that its okay to replace or remove the ingredients if you don’t have them. I used green onions instead of scallions. Also, I had to remember that I needed a can opener, and I like small can openers for camping and backpacking. As for the prep and cook time, the recipe was spot on. I did make the potatoes separate from the chicken and artichokes and made everything on a camp stove. Easy to prepare and clear instructions. I doubled up the recipe with no problems because there were a lot of people there this past camping trip. The food itself was very flavorful and delicious. The kids absolutely loved it and so did everyone else (I had about 10 people tasting with me). I think this could be something I would take backpacking if I had several people with me to even out the weight. I am absolutely going to make this again on our next camping trip and will add it the camper and tent camping recipe file. I might even make this as a regular meal but with real mashed potatoes instead at home in my kitchen because it was kid approved. Check out the recipe below.

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Recipe courtesy of Chef Corzo and MONTyBoca

If you would like to see what other recipes Chef Corso has created, be sure to check out the second half of our post next week, which will have reviews of a breakfast and a dessert. MONTyBOCA also has recipe collections for purchase. You can check out this and other recipes at https://montyboca.com, and follow Chef Corso on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Want to be tester? You can apply to test some of these recipes too at https://montyboca.com. How cool is that? What is you favorite camping recipe from MONTyBOCA? Remember, don’t let an empty stomach or a poor meal ruin your outdoor adventures. Be outside with no limits. Love, Pauline

Comments

  • Angela Greven | Mean Green Chef

    2 years agoReply

    Awesome options for a great dinner fireside! The mark of a true Chef like Corso is working with you have on hand and letting people know it’s ok to change a recipe up a little (not talking baking here). This looks scrumptious and I bet the flavors pop too, what a great option! Thanks for sharing this new company will find them on social media too. 🔥

    • admin

      2 years agoReply

      Thank you so much Chef Angela!!

  • angela

    2 years agoReply

    Always looking for new camping recipes – thanks

  • Julia Kelahan

    2 years agoReply

    Now THAT’S some good campfire grub!

  • Leigh Ann Newman

    2 years agoReply

    How great that they contacted you and what a wonderful recipe! You’re always so good and give us really useful content so thank you!

  • Ramae Hamrin

    2 years agoReply

    This looks so good, and especially for camping food! Artichokes and mashed potatoes are some of my favorite foods!

  • Maureen Cardenas

    2 years agoReply

    That looks delicious! I’ll certainly give this a try!

  • Malia

    2 years agoReply

    Ooooh, I’ve never heard of these folks!! Thanks for letting me know. I’m going to sign on to be a recipe tester now 🙂 woo hoo!!

  • Shirley

    2 years agoReply

    I am checking out the recipes! Thanks for sharing this site!

  • Kendra

    2 years agoReply

    Sounds great! I need to try this!

  • Heather

    2 years agoReply

    I sent this to my brother in law. He is always camping and is a chef. He would love this.

  • Anna

    2 years agoReply

    It looks like a really great dish for camping. Thank you for sharing

  • Dawnmarie @ EnjoyingtheDays

    2 years agoReply

    This seems like a needed service to provide hikers and campers. I am already eager to go take a look, but I want to finish typing first. Haha. Thank you for sharing about MONTyBOCA.

  • Laura Lee

    2 years agoReply

    Oh my gosh! That looks good, not just or camping, but for TONIGHT!

  • Karla

    2 years agoReply

    I stop and read ANYTHING about garlic. LOL But it does look very wonderful for camping! Thanks

  • Brittany

    2 years agoReply

    Looks like a fun outdoor treat!

  • Kyndall Bennett

    2 years agoReply

    I love your creativity with camping meals! This is so much better than just eating hotdogs each night!

  • Sheila

    2 years agoReply

    I think it can be hard thinking of dinner ideas at home. Can’t imagine what it’s got to be like while camping! This looks like a pretty darn good recipe for either place.

  • Jennifer Morrison

    2 years agoReply

    This looks so delicious!!! I love the flavors included, and appreciate that it can be made outdoors as well as in the kitchen.

  • Kelley

    2 years agoReply

    This looks amazing! I love how it takes camping meals to the next level. I am saving this for our family to try.

  • Michele

    2 years agoReply

    What a great concept and a much overlooked audience. Chef-inspired meals for cooking outdoors…love it! And it looks pretty darn delicious too!

  • Kymberly Irwin

    2 years agoReply

    I’m gonna have to try this when I hit the road next!! I need recipes like these. Thank you for this information.

  • Lina

    2 years agoReply

    This looks like an amazing meal for camping or sitting around the fire pit. Thanks for sharing.

  • Tricia Snow

    2 years agoReply

    This is a campfire meal I can get on board with! Thanks!

  • Eileen Thorsen

    2 years agoReply

    We are going camping in a couple of weeks, so I might have to give this a try as we are always looking for new recipes to try!

    • admin

      2 years agoReply

      These were yummy. The whole MONTyBOCA website is full of yummy goodness for camping.

  • Windsofjane

    2 years agoReply

    Looks like a delicious recipe
    & perfect for outdoor
    adventures. I wouldn’t mind making this for my hiking either.

    • admin

      2 years agoReply

      You should check out the whole recipe bank. It would totally suit your adventures.

  • Cindy

    2 years agoReply

    How awesome! I’m so glad to know that he offers vegan recipes as well!

  • Michele

    2 years agoReply

    When I think of camping I think of hamburgers and hotdogs! Thanks for sharing!

  • T.M. Brown

    2 years agoReply

    Oooooh, I like all the ingredients! Yum ~ going to have to give this one a try. I love that they reached out to you!! Congrats!!

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