Five easy teardrop trailer meals

Over the years that I've been camping in a teardrop trailer, I've seen a large variety of meals prepared out of the back of a teardrop galley. Everything from bread and cookies out of camp ovens to appetizers and full course meals. We've done our fair share of major cooking, but sometimes you just want a quick, simple meal at a rest stop or after a long day of exploring.

You will need a basic propane stove or grill for each of these meals. We have a Coleman 2-burner stove with a grill that allows us to cook two dishes at once for a little variety. We can either do the cooking in the galley or on a small table near the galley. If we do this, we use the galley counter for food prep. This usually attracts a lot of attention in parking lots and rest stops.

Burgers and grilled veggies

One of the best camp foods is still one of the easiest to make. The good old burger (meat or veggie) can either be cooked on the grill or in a pan. You can then use the grill for some veggies like peppers, asparagus or corn on the cob.

Quesadillas or grilled cheese and soup

The ultimate comfort dish. We always have tortillas with us and fill them or bread with cheese and ham or prosciutto for the ultimate grilled sandwich. You can also grill up a tuna fish sandwich as well. The other burner can then be used for tomato soup.

Salmon fillet and couscous

This meal is done in about 15 minutes flat. Grill the salmon over the grill pan and cook some packaged couscous in a pot on the other burner. Top the salmon with some mango or tomato salsa.


Heat up those handy corn or flour tortillas in some aluminum foil on the grill and cook up some ground beef, ground turkey or even pre-cooked chicken in a pan. Top each taco with premade salsa, quacamole or sour cream.

Shish Kabobs

This is a great way to get both your protein and veggies together on the same dish, but just be sure you pack some metal skewers. Spear some cubed beef, pork or chicken on the skewers with mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, peppers and pineapple and grill. The other burner can be cooking up some couscous, orzo pasta or rice. Top both the side dish and the kabobs with tzatziki made with yogurt and cucumber.


  1. My favorite dish is potatoes onions peppers and smoked sausage.It is a quick one pan dish that takes 10 min.

    1. That's a great dish. Yes, those smoked sausages or kielbasa are easy to transport and cook. Do you have to precook the potatoes? I sometimes have issues getting them cooked all the way through.

  2. Those are great ideas!! My favorite are tasty, filling and easy clean up!! One pan and slapped on a tortilla are great!! Since I camp in the single mode - a fav of mine is one bag of Mountain House Cili Mac - crunch up a small bag of fritos - pour the water in to make the Chili Mac and just before eating dump the crunchy goodness in - can fork it in a burrito for tasty treat!!!

    Couple of others here...

    Thanks!!! Now I am STARVING!!!!!

    1. That sounds amazing! It's like those bags of Fritos in the south that have chili poured right on top. You eat right out of the Frito bag.

    2. Frito Pie!!! Yup......yum!!!!