5 ideas for campfire cooking

couple sitting by campfire

What’s your go-to campfire menu? Hot dogs and s’mores? You can cook over a fire with more than just sticks or store-bought skewers! Check out these ideas for fun meals around the fire.

1.Use a Dutch oven

RealSimple explains that cooking with a frying pan and oil can be dangerous over a campfire. Opt for a dutch oven instead, which will keep food heated evenly and won’t splatter grease on you. SeriousEats shares some Dutch oven campfire cooking tips, plus a recipe for campfire chili.

2. Cook nutritious campfire food

From tomatoes and peppers to steak and nuts, ReserveAmerica has the details on 10 foods that are great for cooking over a fire. Check out their recipe ideas!

3. Make French toast

Forget the standard eggs and bacon — surprise your friends and family with French toast on your camping trip. This Lil Piglet has the recipe.

4. Cook in aluminum foil

There doesn’t seem to be an end to the possibilities to cooking over a campfire with aluminum foil. Create a “foil pack” filled with meat, potatoes and a variety of vegetables and spices, and you have an all-in-one meal to cook over your fire. Try this recipe from All Recipes.

5. Don’t forget the hobo pies

I saved my favorite campfire meal for last.

I have memories of childhood backyard campfires with friends, making hobo pies made from white bread slathered with butter, with cheese slices, pizza sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese or canned cherry pie filling (whichever ingredients sounded best at the time) stuffed in between the slices, cooked in cast iron pie irons that we couroasting marshmallowsld barely lift with our 10-year-old hands.

A few minutes later, we’d have pies that were too hot to eat, but so good. After that, of course, we would roast some marshmallows and make s’mores.

What are you favorite campfire recipes? Share them in the comments below!

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    Rick Fletcher

    1 white cake mix
    1 12 ounce can of Sprite or 7-Up
    2 cans fruit pie filling (we like blueberry)
    Note: This cobbler is prepared in a camp-style cast iron Dutch oven which has a lid with a lip so that hot coals may be set on top of the pan.
    Pour fruit pie filling into a 6 quart Dutch oven. In a separate bowl, mix soda with cake mix. Batter will be lumpy. Pour over top of pie filling.

    Bake with 20 coals on top and 10 on bottom until cake is golden color. Serve hot. Wonderful served alone or with vanilla ice cream. YUM! :)


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