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Meals are one of those camping experiences that make fond memories for the whole family. We can all remember back to enjoying our camping favorites over the fire or grill. We remember the smell of our favorite chili or bbq wafting around the campsite and we tend to look forward to eating those favorites each time we go camping.
It all sounds good on paper but, for the person who is doing the cooking, it can be a lot of work – which is one of the last things most campers want to be doing on vacation. Or, at least they’d like to cut the prep and cooking time and cutting down on clean up doesn’t hurt either.
You can thank the new wave of pressure cooking for checking every box. The Instant Pot is one of the most popular. You no longer have to be afraid the pressure cooker will blow up mid-process. Today’s models are safe and efficient.
You can get the Instant Pot in a variety of sizes but most choose the DUO60 6qt 7-in1 Multi-use Programmable model. There are plenty of other things you can use it for such as warm, steam, saute, slow-cook, pressure cook, make rice, and yogurt.
You can delay starting your Instant Pot up to 24 hours which sure helps when you plan to be out on the water for the day but would like to have that stew ready for your arrival back at camp. It uses little energy and is known to be durable enough to handle whatever you can ask of it.
It has an amazing 28,000 reviews on Amazon with an average 4 1/2 stars
Check out the video below for tips on how to use your Instant Pot. Test it out at home a time or two and you’ll be hooked. You won’t want to leave it behind the next time you head out for that fun family camping trip.
You can cook a 5lb roast, a big batch of chili, make a cheesecake, or pulled pork in this gem. Be warned though, you’ll want to move on from there and try out some new recipes. You can find a wide variety of cookbooks to satisfy even the pickiest little camper of your group.
We hope all your camping meals are favorites that are easy to make and delicious to eat. Happy camping to all!