Pot pie is easy to make, cheap, filling and fairly easy to clean up. I made this a few weeks before going on a camping trip in Wekiva Springs. The camp sites required kayaking, so we wanted things to be as non perishable as posible as hauling ice up a river isn't entirely fun.
Step 1: Ingriedients
1 Can of Veg All
1 Can of Stewed Tomatoes
1 Can of Kidney Beans
A few potatoes (I like extra potatoes)
A tube of biscuits (or make your own biscuit dough)
Some sort of meat (chicken, beef, pork, lamb, etc.)
Using a dutch oven is nice - but any pot that can go in the oven is just fine. If you're cooking over a fire, you'll probably want to use a dutch oven (if you like camping, it's a solid investment).
Step 2: Throw Everything in the Pot
That is, everything except the biscuits.
I start with a little bit of butter and the potatoes (chopped up, of course). The potatoes have the longest cook time, so hitting them with a lot of heat helps kick start everything.
All all of the ingredients, then enough water to cover.
Step 3: Toping
Bring to a simmer while occasionally giving it a stir. While that's happening, preheat the oven to 350F and separate your biscuits.
When the pot has simmer for long enough (the potatoes are tender), cover the top with the biscuits and place the entire thing in the oven.
If cooking over a fire, with a dutch oven, cover with a lid and place hot coals on top.
Bake until biscuits are browned - around 25-30 minutes.
Step 4: Serving
Scoop out of the pot and into bowls.
If cooked over a fire, you may need to discard the biscuit if ashes have fallen on them. Many of years ago the bread top was simply to protect the tasty food inside from fire ashes. It was fed to dogs or other beasts of burden on the trail. If you can cover your food with a lid, this is not a problem.