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Tinfoil Mexican Dinner

If you're looking to try something new for a camping meal, this is it. A little Mexican flare at the campsite is not only delicious, but a welcomed change from the usual dogs and burgers.

- Make ahead: Mexican tinfoil packets
- Fireside: Cook packets

At home: Rip off 5" x 5" pieces of tin foil. Place raw bell peppers and onions in packets—be sure to slice them lengthwise, fajita style. Add in corn, salsa, black beans and thinly sliced chicken.  Season as necessary, though the salsa should provide plenty of flavor. Close your packets and pack them away.

At the campsite: Place packets over the fire and let cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Open, top with tortilla chips and enjoy.

More: 15 Wilderness Cooking Essentials

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Jessica Sanders

Jessica Sanders is the Associate Online Editor for ReserveAmerica.com. After many years of camping and hiking in the Northeast, she's exploring what the West has to offer and sharing all of her knowledge with you. She's a s'mores master, campsite connoisseur, writer, runner and lover of all things outdoors. Follow her on Google+
Jessica Sanders is the Associate Online Editor for ReserveAmerica.com. After many years of camping and hiking in the Northeast, she's exploring what the West has to offer and sharing all of her knowledge with you. She's a s'mores master, campsite connoisseur, writer, runner and lover of all things outdoors. Follow her on Google+

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