Chili Macaroni for Camping

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Steph_40135

From "The Back-Country Kitchen." This easy camping version is a one-pot vegetarian dish that combines the best of many styles. Cooked as directed, it makes a hearty main dish or side dish. If you prefer a soupy chili mac, simply add an additional 3/4 cup water. I am curious if this would work on the campfire as well; I will be doing just that in two weeks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine in a quart plastic zipper bag: all ingredients except the parmesan cheese (carry separately).
  2. In a medium pot, combine mix with 2 1/2 cups cold water.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently to reconstitute tomato leather.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, until macaroni is almost cooked, about 10 minutes.
  5. Cover and remove from heat; let stand 5 to 10 minutes, until macaroni is tender.
  6. Stir in parmesan cheese just before serving, or sprinkle on individual servings.
  7. Serving size is 4 or 5 side-dish servings; 2 or 3 main-dish servings.

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