7 Recipes That Can Be Made Over A Campfire

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Camping can be fun, but cooking over a campfire is usually a hassle. But it becomes a lot easier if you have a log of campfire-friendly recipes you can rely on!

Most people are under the impression that they can’t make many things over a campfire. Everyone seems to think that s’mores and hot dogs are the only things that can be cooked in the great outdoors.

But you can actually cook some delicious stuff over a campfire, and it’s a lost less complicated than you’d think.

If you have a camping trip planned any time in the future, reference the recipes we’ve included below. It’s our personal list of the best, and easiest recipes you can make over a campfire!

Breakfast

1. Muffins In An Orange

All you have to do to make this simple campfire recipe is cut a large orange in half, empty out the flesh of the orange, and then fill it with muffin mix. Once you finish that, wrap some foil around the oranges and throw them into fire.

Wait long enough for the muffin mix to cook, and you’ll have a delicious breakfast in no time at all.

2. Breakfast Burrito

This breakfast classic does require a little bit of prep work at home before you take off for the campgrounds, but don’t let that discourage you from trying it!

At home, cook your sausage and eggs, mix them with cheese, and then wrap the mixture up in a tortilla. After that, wrap the entire burrito in foil.

When you’re ready to cook the burrito, just put it in the hot coals of the fire, and it will be ready in just a few minutes!

You can find more detailed instructions for this recipe from Betty Crocker.

Sides

3. Stuffed Onions

Did you know it’s possible to stuff an onion? Well it is, and you can cook delicious stuffed onions over a campfire.

Just use a melon baller to scoop out the inside of the onion, then load it up with meat, rice, stuffing, or whatever else you’d like. Wrap the stuffed onions up in foil and throw them into the fire to cook when you’re ready.

You’ll want to make more than just a few of these, because the onion gives everything else a really yummy flavor!

If you’d like to follow a recipe for making stuffed onions, check out The Nibble.

4. Twisty Breadsticks

This recipe is the easiest of them all, so you’ll definitely want to try it.

Get some breadstick dough, wrap it around a stick or campfire cooking prong, and hold it over the fire. It’s as easy as that!

For an added twist, you could also wrap the dough around a hotdog for a campfire rendition of a pig in a blanket.

Main Course

5. Fresh-Caught Fish

This recipe is perfect for those who combine a fishing and camping trip into one.

Catch some fish earlier in the day, and then prepare it when you’re ready to eat. This recipe is probably the most detailed one on the list, but it’s still really easy. Use all of the seasonings and spices you want, and either put the fish on a stick or wrap it up in foil to cook it over the fire.

There’s no wrong way to prepare the fish, so use whatever seasonings and flavorings you’d like. Just make sure you cook it thoroughly! 

To learn a little more about how to cook fish over a campfire, watch this video.

 6. “Hobo” Dinners

Yet another foil recipe, but this one is so easy you could do it with your eyes closed!

Just put some meat (could be chicken or beef), potatoes, other vegetables (such as carrots, green beans, or broccoli), and butter on some foil, wrap it up, and throw it in the fire.

Not only is this recipe customizable and simple to make, but it’s really filling too! You may even find yourself with some leftovers to heat up the next day.

Dessert

7. Banana Boats

If you still want to enjoy the traditional campfire s’more, but want something a little less messy, try out this simple recipe.

Start by cutting open a banana lengthwise. Then, stuff it with marshmallows, chocolate chips, and whatever else you’d like. The possibilities are endless!

After that, wrap the banana up in foil and put it over the campfire with seam facing up. The result is absolutely mouth-watering!

Find a more detailed banana boat recipe here on Food.com.

The next time you go camping, don’t be afraid to give these recipes a try. We promise, you won’t be disappointed!

Check out a batch of other campfire recipes in the video below.

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