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10 Classic Camping Meals


Classic Campfire Cooking No. 5: Franks and Beans

Hot dogs and beans both cook easily when you're camping.
Hot dogs and beans both cook easily when you're camping.
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If camping had an official food, it would be beans. These can be prepared and served any number of ways, but this is a simple method with just a couple of extra ingredients that turns beans -- which are filling since they're loaded with both fiber and protein -- from a side dish into a meal. Cut up a package of hot dogs into slices and fry them with some onions in a skillet until the onions brown. Pour off the excess fat. Add a can or two of baked beans, and stir constantly to prevent sticking. Serve it hot -- and, if you've got some, with ketchup.


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