Backpacking Food: How to Make the Bravas Bomb

How to Make the Bravas Bomb

Instant mashed potatoes and tuna packets are part of just about every backpacker’s meal plan.  And for good reason.  They are cheap, filling,  lightweight, and available at almost every grocery store.  But they can get pretty boring day after day on the trail. 

This recipe is a take on the classic Spanish dish, Patatas Bravas.  Featuring a couple of high flavor, easy packing ingredients that will really elevate this bowl into something you’ll be excited for after a long day on the trail.  Make sure to get SMOKED paprika rather than regular paprika which has minimal flavor.   I love packing along with a few extras like red peppers, olives, or other veggies for some nice freshness and crunch.

Watch Chef Corso Cook the Bravas Bomb

Tired of the same old mashed potato packet? Jazz it up with this fast and easy Bravas Bomb Potatoes recipe.

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If you’re a fan of backpacking, then this recipe for instant mashed potatoes and tuna packets will become your best friend!

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MONTyBOCA and Chef Corso serve the camping, backpacking, hiking, and outdoor communities looking to elevate their meals. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and recipes are trail-tested by the MONTyBOCA community all over the world. All recipes are fast, easy, mindful of pack weight and volume, require no pre-prep or dehydrating, and focus on real fresh ingredients rather than dry, salty, and expensive packaged options. Follow along on Instagram and on YouTube.


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Chef Corso

Professional chef and founder of Outdoor Eats, Chef Corso wants to help you make meals in the wilderness. With over 160 trail tested meals, instructional guides and videos, and an upbeat attitude he will teach you to enjoy better, healthier foods on your backpacking trips. Follow him on Instagram.

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