Gluten Free In-The-Wild

Diamond Lake, Eldora, CO

Diamond Lake, Eldora, CO

Whether you are a casual car camper or a back-country warrior, camping is a favorite pastime for outdoor enthusiasts during the summer months.  We, at Udi’s, are lucky to be based in beautiful Colorado, where trail heads and camp sites are abundant; last-minute weekend road trips become as easy as throwing the sleeping bag, tent, and cooler into the back seat and heading into the mountains.  One of my favorite parts of camping is sitting around a campfire chatting with friends and enjoying some ‘outdoor grub.’  Try these gluten free recipes below for your next camping adventure.

Cowboy Stew

For those interested in testing their Boy/Girl Scout prowess, this hearty stew prepared ‘round the campfire provides the perfect comfort for those chilly fall starry nights.

Ingredients & Instructions:

  • 3 Potatoes
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 lb. Ground Beef
  • 1 – 15 oz can Green Beans
  • 1 – 15 can Gluten Free Baked Beans (recommend: Bush’s brand)
  • 1 – 15 can Black Beans
  • 1 – 15 can Tomato Soup
  • 1 – 15 can Corn
  • 1 – 15 can diced Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Salt and pepper

Cut potatoes into 1 inch cubes. Dice onion. Preheat dutch oven to 350 degrees with coals underneath. Brown ground beef and onion. Add potatoes and all canned ingredients, undrained. Add spices (more or less if you like bland or spicy). Cook until potatoes are soft (about 45 minutes). Stir every 5 minutes. Serves about 8.  Recipe obtained from:


Spicy Slaw Dogs

Kick up the traditional hotdog grilled on a stick with this recipe that is sure to rival the campfire heat!

Ingredients & Instructions:

To prepare the hot dog bun:

  • Gluten Free Spicy Slaw Dogs2 T Butter, softened
  • 2 T Stone Ground Mustard (gluten free)
  • 1 pack of Udi’s Gluten Free Hot Dog Buns

Mix together butter and mustard and then spread onto buns. Lightly toast buns on the camp grill.

To prepare the hot dogs:

  • 2 T Ketchup
  • 1 T Soy Sauce (gluten free)
  • ½ tsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 large Garlic Clove, minced
  • Gluten Free Hot Dogs (recommend: Applegate brand)

Mix together the first four ingredients in a small bowl. (hint: mix up these ingredients ahead of time for convenience).  Cut cross-hatches in the hot dogs. Pour the mixture onto a plate and roll the hot dogs in it. Grill to desired doneness.

To prepare the slaw:

  • 1 T + 1 tsp Honey
  • 1 T + 1 tsp Sherry Vinegar
  • 6 cups finely shredded Green Cabbage (about ½ head)
  • 3 fresh Red or Jalapeno Chiles (seeded and thinly sliced)

GORP (aka Trail Mix)
To prepare a tasty GORP (meaning: good ole’ raisins and peanuts) trail mix, you actually don’t have to follow a recipe!  One hint: mix your favorite sweet and salty ingredients, and try to include both carbohydrate and protein selections; the protein will stave off hunger on a long hike and carbohydrates will give you the fuel to ascend mountainous terrain.

Trail Mix IdeasWhat are your favorite gluten free camping foods? Comment below.

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