My wife tends to overpack IMO for camping. But one time she brought a cast iron Dutch oven out. I got it hot in the coals and browned a pound of lean ground beef. Left all the grease in and added one of those boxed dirty rice things. Heaped coals on top of the lid and let it simmer for however longtime box said.
I don’t usually like those things but it was amazing.
I think we made pilsbury cinnamon rolls in it the next morning.
Also, not a favorite of mine but transformed by the campfire smoke and cast iron seasoning.
I guess what I’m saying is, don’t forget about the Dutch oven.