As long as you’re camping on a site with electricity, your crockpot uses abound and can make meal preparation a very simple affair. Crockpots are not the first thing that comes to mind for camp cooking for many families, as they are used to campfires, grills, and even small stoves, and yet these food-warming devices can make things very simple.
For starters, Crockpots can mean having access to menus and meals that aren’t so easily done over a fire, grill, or stove, or just ones that would take longer to do. Crockpot meals can sit quietly for hours warming up until it’s time for dinner, and then there can be one main dish everyone gets portions out of the pot. Add some fresh fruit or veggies to everyone’s plate and they’ve got a simple feast to replenish the fuel they burned all day long, having fun and working up an appetite.
Crockpots make camping meals easy because the ingredients can often be prepared, sorted, and stored in plastic containers, either hard or baggies, and then just poured into the pot when it’s time to start cooking. Stews and soups are obviously easy choices, but the internet has thousands of recipes possible.
Since an electric outlet is all that is necessary, crockpots can be used at the campsite, in the RV, or from the cabin or park model you’re renting.
Cooking as much as you can in one pot also makes cleanup easier, since there’s only really the one dish to clean out. The liquids are sealed in the crock so it rarely has anything caked on that needs serious scrubbing to get clean.