There are so many methods to make awesome camping food. When you want to add the most excitement to meal creation, you have to choose campfire cooking! Not only do you end up with yummy culinary creations, you get to build, maintain and relax near a crackling fire with mesmerizing dancing flames too.
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Our Most Popular Campfire Recipes
We have tons of campfire recipes to inspire you to make awesome campfire meals. Here are some of our most popular ideas.
Nothing is better than campfire grilled corn on the cob in the summer! It is easy, fun and delicious! You cook it in the husk on a campfire grill grate directly over the coals in your fire pit.
Dip you bread into a simple egg mixture and cook it in your pie iron over hot campfire coals. This breakfast is a real crowd pleaser.
After beef chuck roast simmers over low heat you can cut it with a butter knife. We use bacon, vegetables including potatoes, carrots, celery, onions, garlic, and, dried herbs like rosemary, parsley, thyme to create amazing flavor in this fork-tender stew.
You can make this sandwich using a cast iron skillet or griddle. Watch our VIDEO to see how easy it is to create this indulgent meal.
After marinating chicken pieces you can thread them onto skewers or just grill them over grates to make these Mediterranean chicken gyro sandwiches.
This flat iron steak is made really tender with a simple homemade marinade made with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, salt and cayenne pepper. The nice thing about camping grill recipes is that they easily transition to a propane grill if you need to change your menu because of open flame restrictions when camping with camp fire bans.
11. Campfire Donuts
Refrigerator biscuit dough is the secret to making these amazingly tasty fresh donuts in just minutes.
Ditch the pre-made powder if you want a special treat! Cool weather camping experiences don’t feel complete without a warm cup of hot chocolate and this one is velvety smooth.
Foil Packet Meals
Aluminum foil can be your best friend in the great outdoors when you want terrific meals without a pile of dirty dishes to wash. One of the most popular methods of camp fire cooking is using foil packets. The cleanup is almost non-existent too! Try all of our campfire meals in foil, here are a few of our favorites.
Making individual packs of stew means each camper can use ingredients they like and avoid those they don’t.
This is a sort-of fancy meal made with simple ingredients. Shrimp and asparagus are flavored with a little white wine (or chicken broth), Cajun seasoning, garlic, butter, salt and black pepper to create a delicious 20-minute meal.
Frozen fries never tasted so good! And, you won’t believe how easy it is to make them!
Dutch Oven Recipes
Dutch Oven Camping Recipes: Looking for easy and tasty Dutch oven recipes? We’ve got loads of them!
You don’t have to make individual slices of French toast if you make this casserole version.
18. Mac And Cheese
This ooey, gooey, cheesy hot dish is great when served with a simple grilled meat.
Try this goulash if you want yummy comfort food. If you like campfire cooking in the summer, you’ll LOVE winter campfire cooking! You stay warm and cook your meals all at the same time. Check out our favorite winter camping recipes for your next cold-weather menu plan.
This easy meal starts with pre-cooked chicken and combines it with pasta, fire roasted tomatoes and cream cheese that is all cooked together. Check out all of our awesome one pot camping meals.
Your outdoor vacation won’t be complete unless you indulge in a few yummy camping desserts.
You can’t cook over a campfire without having s’mores for dessert at least once during your trip! You can certainly enjoy the traditional toasted marshmallow sandwiched between two graham crackers with a chocolate bar. But, why not get creative with ingredients like caramel sauce, berries, white chocolate coconut candy bars, fruit and different types of cookies? We’ve put a twist on these classic sweet treats that kids and adults will love!
Try a new spin on a classic campfire dessert with these s’mores brownies!
This is always our choice for our family summer birthday camping trip!
When blueberries are in season, THIS is the dessert you need to make!
These little individual cakes are baked in cupcake liners. That keeps them moist and easy to serve.
Campfire Cooking Techniques
We love cooking over campfires so much, we have tons of resources to help you master the art of cooking over a fire.
Dutch Oven Temperature Chart: Knowing how many coals to use and where to place them is super important, especially if you are baking things like … Mountain Man Breakfasts, Dutch Oven Pizzas, breads, cakes and pies!
Dutch Oven Camp Cooking Tips: You can test your knowledge in this post with questions like:
- How much heat comes from a coal?
- Do ashes add or reduce heat?
- Where should you place coals?
- What size Dutch oven should you use?
- Should you use a standard depth or deep Dutch oven?
- What type of wood is best for campfire cooking?
Campfire Cooking Tips: Learn the best campfire cooking techniques including:
- Efficient campfire cooking setups
- Getting maximum flavor from your food
- Open campfire heat control
- How to cook in windy conditions and more
Campfire Cooking Equipment: When you have the right campfire cooking gear, you instantly become a wilderness chef! See our top picks for:
- Over fire grills
- Griddles, Dutch ovens and pans
- Dutch oven accessories
- Cooking on sticks and more
How To Start A Campfire: You can’t cook over a campfire unless you know how to start one! Learn the most efficient way to start a fire for:
Best Fire Starters: These tips will help you start your campfire even in the roughest weather conditions.
How Much Firewood Do I Need For Camping: Do you know how much wood you’ll need for your entire trip? Consider these factors:
- Length of trip
- Type of fire (including fires for cooking)
- Size of pieces
- Firewood type
- Camping wood’s moisture content
Best Dutch Oven For Camping: Most campers who cook over campfires like the durability of cast iron Dutch ovens. We have tips to help you choose the best Dutch oven for your type of camping and cooking!
How To Use A Dutch Oven: Cast iron Dutch ovens are the cooking vessel of choice for many campfire chefs. Learn how to use them like the pros do! Learn about:
- Regular vs deep Dutch ovens
- Different types of cooking methods
- Simmering & Stewing
- Frying & Boiling
- Cooking utensils
- Cast iron cookware care
Dutch Oven Accessories: Add a few essential Dutch oven accessories to your camp kitchen gear for simple and efficient:
Lodge Dutch Oven Accessories: Lodge is a favorite brand when it comes to campfire cooking. They have a great line of accessories that make cooking and cleanup simple.
Camping Food Storage Ideas & Handling Tips: You want to start and finish your campfire meal with smiles on faces! Keep your camping clan healthy with proper food handling techniques.
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