Refresh Your Trail Menu: Expedition Espresso, Biscuits & Gravy
Looking for an alternative to the classic peanut butter and jelly? These meals will leave you fueled and full!
Are you in need of some new ideas to change up your trail menu? Check out these three new flavor options to add some spice and kick to your backcountry dining.
Mountain House: Italian style Pepper Steak
If you like your quick and easy backcountry dinner hearty and full of flavor, give this one a try. This filling dish combines beef strips, bell peppers, rice and onions in a zesty, tomato-based sauce. It’s all the calories, carbs, protein and good fats a hiker needs to keep going.
Just add boiling water, wait 10 minutes and dig in. Take along a packet of Cholula hot sauce for some extra spice! For some Asian flavor on trail, also try Mountain House’s new Chicken Fried Rice.
Trail Butter: Expedition Espresso
Peanut butter is a staple for most hikers and backpackers as it packs tons of fuel for the trail. Take your ordinary nut butter up a notch with one of the tasty flavors from Portland, Ore.-based Trail Butter.
Expedition Espresso combines a triple-nut butter blend with dark chocolate, sea salt and ground coffee beans. Can you say YUM?! Slather some on a bagel or tortilla for breakfast or a quick pick-me-up and you’re good to go!
Each 4.5-ounce squeeze container contains 3–4 servings. Check out Mountaineer Maple, too!
Packit Gourmet: Cheddar Jalapeno Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
When it comes to comfort food, good ol’ biscuits and gravy is in the top ten. Austin, Texas-based Packit Gourmet has perfected this spicy recipe so you can have flavor-packed, diner-style biscuits and gravy in camp or on trail with little effort.
Just skillet bake the biscuits over your camp stove for a few minutes on each side until flaky and golden, remove, then heat the rich, creamy gravy for a couple minutes in the same pan. Add a sprinkle of salt and cracked pepper and dig in.
So good! Be warned: these are so tasty you’re not going to want to share. Better order extra!
This article originally appeared in the July+August 2015 issue of Washington Trails magazine. Support trails as a member WTA to get your one-year subscription to the magazine.