DOES A COOKOUT count as a picnic? Maybe, maybe not. But a list of Texas outdoor eating would not be complete without a mention of grilling and chilling around an open fire. If your campsite has a grill (many of them do), bring on the barbecue. If not, you can use a portable campfire grill, available for around $20 at most stores that carry camping supplies.
ALAMBRES (MEXICAN STYLE SKEWERS)
• 1 1/2 pounds beef fajita skirt steak
• 1 large sweet onion, cut into
1/2-inch thick slices
• 12 ounces dark beer
• 8 jalapeño peppers
• 16 cherry tomatoes
• non-stick cooking spray
• 1/8 tsp salt
• 1/8 tsp black pepper
• 1 jar red salsa
• 1 jar Hatch salsa verde
Camp alongside the idyllic tree-lined lake at Daingerfield State Park — and for an extra feast, time your visit to one of its Dutch oven cooking workshops.
TIPS: Check whether the park you’re visiting allows fires, and reserve ahead to make sure your campsite has the amenities you need.
Prepare and chop ingredients at home to cut down on campsite cleanup.
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