Camp Recipe: Homemade Barbeque Made Easy!

Summer is winding down! Many families spend the hot summer days enjoying food straight from the grill – like burgers, hot dogs, and fresh grilled corn on the cob. Come October, almost everything I make is “cooked in a pot, served in a bowl, and eaten with a spoon.” But foods that help transition you from the dog days of summer to the crisp nights of fall are perfect. Try this amazing and easy camp recipe for homemade barbeque! It’s a one pot meal, so you don’t dirty a lot of dishes. And because you can prepare it in your slow cooker, you can throw everything together in the morning, and head out for a fun day of hiking and exploring. There’s nothing better than hungry appetites coming back to a mouth watering dinner that’s ready to eat!

Easy Barbeque Sandwiches

recipe adapted from
Camp Recipe
Photo from Taste of Home


  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1-1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 3 medium green peppers, chopped
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 12 sandwich buns
  • Sandwich toppings of your choice: lettuce, tomatoes, cole slaw, etc.

You’ll also need:

  • Slow cooker (5 quarts or bigger)
  • Slow cooker liners for easy clean up
  • Cutting board & knife

Let’s get going!

  • Place liner in slow cooker and combine the first six ingredients.
  • Cut beef, pork, green peppers, and onions and stir into the mix.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for approximately 6 hours or until meat is done and tender.
  • Shred meat with two forks and serve on buns with sandwich toppings of your choice.

Handy tips:

  • One extremely easy way you can prep this in advance is to combine your meats, onions, and peppers in a gallon size food storage bag and freeze, pulling it and placing the frozen mix directly in the slow cooker on the day you intend to make it.
  • You can also add the dry seasonings (brown sugar, salt, and chili powder) either directly into the food storage bag with the meats and veggies or in their own combined (smaller) bag. This way all you have to do or have on hand in your pantry (at home or while camping) is the liquid sauces and one can of tomato paste!

You can make this recipe in your regular household slow cooker in your RV, but check out a few that are designed especially for camping and RV use, like these:

  • The Presto 6011 slow cooker is designed for cooking on the go! It looks like a small picnic cooler and even has a handy built-in spoon rest. It weighs under 8 lbs and includes a locking lid – no more spills! You can find it on Amazon here.

Camp Cooker

  • If you’re cooking for two and need something a little smaller, try the Road Pro slow cooker. It’s 1½ quarts and is powered directly through a 12V power port. It also includes a lid lock to keep it secure while traveling! You can get it here.

Camp Cooker

Food made while camping always seems to taste even better, so why not try this recipe during your next stay at Holly Shores? We’d love to welcome you in the coming weeks, so contact us today to make a reservation.

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