There’s nothing quite like summer evenings, with the sound of a crackling fire and the smell of fresh food cooking over flames. If you’re newer to camping, making a fire, prepping the food, and a making sure absolutely nothing is over or under-cooked can make campfire food preparation frightening. The first thing to consider is how to cook the food. Have a look at these different methods to make food over a campfire:
- Cooking on the coals
- Cooking on a stick
- Cooking in a Dutch oven
- Cooking in aluminum foil
When you have actually made a decision which cooking approach you are going to go with, it’s time to try out some campfire cooking. Choose from this list of favorite tasty dishes.
Campfire Banana Boats
A mix between a smore and a banana split, this recipe is a fun and tasty treat that will satisfy any type of sweet tooth. Simply cut the banana long ways, stuff it with your garnishes, wrap it in aluminum foil, and place it over the fire. I enjoy this recipe due to the fact that it uses the sweet taste of the banana as the base while letting your imagination loose to add whatever topping combination you want.
Campfire French Toast
The warm, sweet and crispy crust of French toast is what makes this breakfast staple a campground favorite. You can make this dish no matter where you are. This is an excellent method to feed a starving group prior to a taking a hike, or a sweet reward after a complete day of summer fun. Use wheat bread along with fresh fruit to make this morning meal nutritious and filling.
Dutch Oven Braised Beef and Summer Season Veggies
Summer means an abundance of fresh vegetables. This dish is the ideal combination of full-flavored and seasonal, with antioxidant-rich veggies, protein packed beef, and buttery potatoes. The Dutch stove makes this recipe such a breeze, it will feel as though you didn’t do enough to make such a savory meal.
Grilled Chicken & Veggie Skewers
These brilliant, colorful skewers are perfect for summer camping. For a very easy and delicious end to a summer day, set these skewers with some wild rice or a pasta salad to make a complete meal the entire family can appreciate. Prepare the kebabs in advance by cutting the poultry and veggies into tiny blocks and placing them a big container to marinade overnight. That will certainly make this dish quick and easy the next day. Just skewer the components them toss them on a grate over the campfire to cook.
Dutch Oven Chili & Cornbread
This recipe integrates two of favorite home cooking in one meal. Spicy chili and fluffy cornbread will keep you nice and warm as the cold evening air rolls in. The great thing about this dish is that it can be cooked all in one pot. No difficulty and less mess to clean up afterwards. If you’re really looking to make things easy, cook ahead of time at home and simply warm up and enjoy!