The Motor Burrito-Off Road Cooking Hack
Call it the ultimate street food, this overland cooking hack is the perfect solution for long days on the trail.
Sometimes the last thing you want to do after a day of difficult offroading is set up the camp kitchen. Or maybe inclement weather or fire restrictions have put a damper on your plans for a campfire meal. If you’re looking for an overland dinner shortcut, the answer is already waiting on the long trail.
We always prepare these foil-wrapped burritos before leaving home, and have them ready in case the trail stretches longer than expected or the weather turns foul. Simply slip them under the hood about an hour before reaching your destination, and a hot meal awaits you!
It’s a hack that only offroading can provide, which makes the results even more delicious.
Here are a few images from our latest motor meal. All the ingredients were pre-cooked (I sauteed the peppers and onions before assembling), so the engine simply had to warm things up. We left the burritos under the hood for an hour and a half, and they were warmed through and super delicious!
This idea can also apply to foil dinners or pre-cooked baked potatoes with toppings already tucked inside. To break camp quickly in the morning, make breakfast burritos ahead of time to enjoy along your departure route.
If you have more off road cooking hacks, please share below!