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Camp Food Day 3: Bon Echo

Mazinaw Rock - Bon Echo

Mazinaw Rock – Bon Echo

Day three was leftover day! We made some serious breakfast burritos using up the leftover roasted sausage, pico de gallo and guacamole.  For lunch added the leftover smoked pork along with some kelp and celery to some Ichiban instant noodles. Instant noodles are perfect camping comfort food and throwing in some leftover meat is a great way to make a quick, gourmet ramen dish.

Maple pork sausage breakfast burrito - Bon Echo

Maple pork sausage breakfast burrito – Bon Echo

Smoked pork ramen - Bon Echo

Smoked pork ramen – Bon Echo

After a relaxing, pork-filled morning we decided to work it off on one of the many hiking trails in the park.

Bon Echo

Bon Echo

We hiked the 1.7km moderate High Pines trail where we passed numerous ponds, groves of hemlock and these beautiful tall pines.

Bon Echo

Bon Echo

The sun was starting to set as we walked through the pines right at magic hour, casting a gorgeous orange glow on the trees.

Bon Echo

Bon Echo

We walked to the end of the narrows, taking a break to watch the sun set over the lake and wishing we could just stay a few more days, weeks…months…

Bon Echo

Bon Echo

Moments like these are when I feel such a strong connection with nature.  The peace fills my soul and I know that eventually I’ll spend the rest of my days among trees and near water.

Bon Echo

Bon Echo

We cooked over the fire for dinner, roasting eggplant, tomato, hot yellow peppers and red onion over the fire, adding the onion and peppers to some quinoa and mixing the tomato in with the eggplant for a creamy, smoky sidedish.  We marinated a rack of lamb from The Healthy Butcher  in some lemon juice, olive oil, rosemary and oregano and roasted the rack over the fire for a few hours.  The lamb came out nice and smoky, juicy, full of flavour and paired nicely with the smoky eggplant and quinoa.

Bon Echo

Bon Echo

Remakes: Killer Ramen at Killbear & The Evil Dead

At Rock's Edge

“At Rock’s Edge” – Killbear Provincial Park

One summer, my friends and I went up to a cottage and I brought along Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead.  We proceeded to watch and rewatch this cult movie, and by the end of the trip we had all the classic lines memorized.  When I heard that The Evil Dead was bring remade, I groaned at the thought of another lousy remake, however in the end I was pleasantly surprised.  No one can beat Bruce Campbell but as you can read in my review, I enjoyed the female heroine take on this “reimagining”.

evil dead

Property of TriStar Pictures

Besides trying to save your friends from deadites, the other challenge that comes with a group camping or cottage trip is trying to decide what to feed a bunch of hungry, hungover people.  The optimal food is cheap, fast and filling.  Sloppy Joes were always a hit, but it wasn’t until I went camping to Killbear one summer that we took Sloppy Joes to the next level.

We mixed the spicy, leftover meat with some instant ramen, and voila!

Sloppy Joe Ramen

Sloppy Joe Ramen

Sriracha Sloppy Joe Ramen was created, and has been a staple on our camping menu ever since.  Check out the recipe and enjoy!  I guarantee it will give you the fuel to fight the evil forces lurking in the forest….


Sriracha Sloppy Joes & Ramen

Sloppy Joes are a camp food favourite, and along with Bunsen Burner grill cheese, I distinctly remember chowing down on these yummy hot sandwiches at Girl Guide Camp.  Easy & fast to make, they’re guaranteed to be a tasty and filling meal for a large group.  But I couldn’t just do a regular ol’ Sloppy Joe…so I thought, how about sriracha Sloppy Joes?  After all, I add it to everything else I eat!

Sriracha Sloppy Joes & Ramen


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 11-12 sandwiches


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 medium green pepper, cored and finely diced
  • 1 can low sodium crushed tomatoes
  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • ¼ cup sriracha, or to taste
  • ½ cup low sodium beef broth *optional
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 multigrain Kaiser buns


  1. Heat a large pot over medium gas. When the pot is nice and hot, add the ground pork and beef, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon. Cook the meat until just grey in colour. Add the onion and green pepper and cook until tender. Drain off extra liquids from pot if necessary.
  2. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, soy sauce and honey. Add garlic powder, mustard, honey and sriracha. Cook at a low simmer for 30 minutes. Add up to a half a cup low sodium beef broth if the mixture is too thick.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Toast Kaiser buns.
  5. Serve one large scoop in between each bun. Serve with extra sriracha on the side.


Got leftovers? My friend thought up the most brilliant idea the following day. Add your leftover Sloppy Joe mix to some instant ramen noodles. Spicy noodle goodness!


Sriracha Sloppy Joe - Camping at Killbear

Sriracha Sloppy Joe – Camping at Killbear

Sriracha Sloppy Joe ramen - Camping at Killbear

Sriracha Sloppy Joe ramen – Camping at Killbear