Some are under the unfair assumption that cooking is more difficult when they are residing in one of the many Class C motorhomes. This type of negative outlook can drastically limit the variety of food available to travelers while on the road, particularly the variety of healthy food choices. Instead of accepting the glass half empty attitude and heading to the nearest fast food drive thru, RVers should access the many easily accessible recipes that are easily prepared in the surprisingly spacious kitchen areas of Class C motorhomes.
RVing experts recommend that travelers consider the number of ingredients/condiments needed for the meal as well as preparation time and method of cooking required. By considering all of these basic factors, RVers will be able to find numerous recipes that they are familiar and comfortable with that are completely acceptable for Class C kitchens. Add the following recipe to the mealtime agenda for the next road trip and see just how easy it can be to prepare a healthy, home cooked meal in the RV kitchen.
Shredded Pork Tacos – makes 4 servings
1 2 ½ to 3 pound boneless pork shoulder roast
1 cup chicken broth
½ cup enchilada sauce or bottled salsa
4 8-inch soft flour tortillas or taco shells
Assorted toppers (lettuce, cheese, tomato, olives, avocado, sour cream, etc.)
Trim fat from pork. Cut pork (as necessary) to fit inside the chosen slow cooker or crock-pot. Place it in the slow cooker. Add chicken broth. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours (if using high-heat setting cook for 4 to 5 hours). Remove meat from cooker and drain/discard broth. Shred pork and discard fat. Reserve 2 cups of the meat. (Place remaining meat in an airtight container for later use; refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.
In a medium saucepan, combine reserved 2 cups meat and the enchilada sauce/salsa. Cover and cook over medium-low about 10 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. While heating meat/sauce, warm flour tortillas by following instructions provided on the package.
Assemble tacos by placing pork mixture in center of warm tortillas or in taco shells. Top as desired with optional ingredients: lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, olives, sour cream and/or avocado. Makes 4 servings. (For larger parties use more of the pork and more enchilada sauce/salsa).
Many RVers actually enjoy cooking more on the road than they do at home. Carefully planning meals while on the road can not only drastically increase the amount of time spent together as a family and save RVers money, but it can also make RVers feel better while vacationing. RV cooking means they are much less likely to over indulge in high fat, high calorie foods that many turn to while traveling.