There’s something undeniably comforting about cooking your own food over an open campfire. The smell of the burning wood. The way the fire perfectly browns your hot dog or marshmallow. The taste of nature as you savor every last bite. Perfection.
If you’ve ever been camping, you’re probably used to eating campfire staples like hot dogs, s’mores and Jiffy Pop. And if you’re a lover of nature and the outdoors, we have a treat for you. Actually, multiple treats.
It’s time to take your camping cuisine a step beyond hot dogs and s’mores (although those are awesome, as well). These campfire recipes are unique, simple and delicious. The best part? Each recipe only requires a few ingredients – making eating well during your next camping trip a walk in the park.
Campfire Banana Boats
One word: YUM. These campfire banana boats are sure to have both kids and adults excited for dessert (or breakfast!). The recipe is simple; all you need are bananas, mini marshmallows, chocolate chips and foil! Cut each banana down the center so it splits in two. Add in the chocolate chips and marshmallows, wrap in foil, roast over the fire, and enjoy!
Campfire Grilled Brussel Sprouts
The kids might not be as pumped about this one – but if you can get them to at least try it, we’re thinking they’ll be pleasantly surprised. This campfire recipe takes easy to a whole new level. Stock up on fresh Brussel sprouts, roasting sticks and olive oil, because that’s all you’ll need to create this healthy side dish! First, drizzle the Brussel sprouts with olive oil. Next, place them on the cooking skewers. If your cooking skewers are long enough, you can simply hold them over the flame until they are cooked to your liking. If not, a camp grill will make the cooking process a snap!
Mmm. Potatoes. One of the best ways to cook potatoes is over an open fire. And we’re going to tell you how. Firstly, choose the potato of your choice. Yukon gold, russet or red potatoes work best. Slice the potatoes into 1/4 inch rounds and place them on a sheet of foil. Drizzle with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Wrap them up and they’re ready to cook! Place each foil pouch over the campfire using a grill grate and cook for 20 minutes on each side.
Campfire Spinach Dip
Whoa, whoa, WHOA. We’re bringing the party outdoors – literally – with this campfire spinach dip. Because really, how can you not be in party-mode when you’re munching on such a tasty snack? This dip is the epitome of easy campfire meals as it only requires 4 ingredients. Sour cream, cream cheese, frozen spinach and parmesan cheese. Mix all ingredients together and let the flavors marry in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours. Then, create a tin foil packet by layering two pieces of foil and placing the mixture in the center. Bake over the campfire for 20-25 minutes. Serve with fresh veggies, tortilla chips, or pita chips.
Campfire Breakfast Burritos
This one requires some advanced prep work, but we promise you’ll be so happy you took that extra step. Enjoy a breakfast that is just as good as one made in your own home kitchen with these campfire breakfast burritos. Add eggs, soft shell tortillas, shredded cheese, mixed veggies and the meat of your choice to your grocery list. The night before your trip, the assembly process begins. Scramble the eggs and cook the meat. Then place the egg and meat mixture inside each tortilla and top with veggies and cheese. Wrap burritos in tin foil and place in your camping cooler. When you’re ready to eat, place the breakfast burritos on a standing grill grate and heat until cheese is melted.
Coleman Tripod Grill and Lantern Hanger – Cooking in the dark isn’t safe. Obviously. So we’re showing you an awesome tool to cook over a campfire while keeping the area well-lit.
Columbia Packable Rain Jacket – This is definitely going to come in handy for that unexpected rain shower! Stay warm and dry whether you’re on the trails or chilling at your campsite. Also available in women’s.
What are some of your favorite campfire foods? Better yet – your favorite campfire songs! Kumbaya, anyone?!