Easy Campfire Meals: Top Recipes for Beginners

Easy Campfire Meals

There are lots of reasons to love camping, such as connecting with nature, taking a break from the daily grind, and bonding with the people you love.

In the same way, there are also many reasons to hate camping. To start with, you most probably won’t have a comfortable bed to sleep on. You will also not have a fully-equipped bathroom to have a relaxing shower. Worst, when you get hungry, you do not have the luxury of a kitchen to cook whatever you want.

There is no need to be worried about getting hungry when you are in the campsite. Keep on reading the rest of this post and learn from the short recipes we will be sharing. You do not need to be an expert in the kitchen to have a satisfying meal!

Gooey Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Need something that is filling but quick to prepare? This sandwich will be the perfect choice especially for those who love cheese.

Cheese Sandwich

Via: https://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/loaded-baked-potato-grilled-cheese-sandwich/b7de5a65-4200-4cf1-a463-fe1af78d4cfe

  • Use your choice of condiments and spread in on the bread. Personally, I prefer mustard and mayo.
  • After spreading the condiments, top it with cheese and a slice of ham. Put another bread on the top, and now, you have a sandwich.
  • Repeat the process until you finish a loaf of bread.
  • Arrange and wrap in a foil.
  • Place the foil on the top of fire and wait for ten minutes.
  • After ten minutes, take it out of the fire and open the foil. At this point, the cheese has already melted. Enjoy the sandwich while it is still hot.

Peanut Butter Cup S’more

Peanut Butter Cup S’more

Via: https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/peanut-butter-cup-smores-dip/0a49fb2c-17b8-446d-a2cd-faead2dabf77

Take the classic s’mores to the next level with this effortless recipe. This is perfect to eat when you are craving for something sweet while in the campsite. It has been one of the favorites for summer camping!

  • Start with the base layer of a graham cracker.
  • On the top of the cracker, put a peeled butter cup.
  • Next, roast your marshmallow on a stick. Put the marshmallow on the top of the butter cup.
  • Add another cracker on the top and squeeze. You will be left with gooey marshmallow, which is best to be enjoyed right there and then!

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip S’more

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip

Via: https://www.thespruceeats.com/hazelnut-chocolate-chip-cookies-pareve-2122143

There is no doubt that a s’more is winning the contest for the most popular campfire food. For those who would like to give it a twist, this recipe can prove to be perfect. The addition of hazelnut chocolate chips will give it a different kind of sweetness.

  • Start by putting a layer of hazelnut cookie at the bottom.
  • Next, spread your choice of chocolate dip. Keep it to a minimum if you do not want it to be too sweet.
  • On the top of the chocolate, put a marshmallow fresh from the heat with doneness that is desired.
  • Put another hazelnut chocolate chip cookie on the top and enjoy your campfire treat!

Fluffy Pancakes

Even when you are out in the wild and having fun in the campsite, this does not mean that you cannot have a delicious pancake for breakfast. And no, you do not have to use one of those ready-made mixes. Instead, you can make your own mix. You just have to prepare it ahead of time to minimize the work needed in the campsite.

  • Combine 4.5 cups of flour, 3 tablespoons of baking powder, 2 teaspoons of salt, 3 tablespoons of sugar, 1 cup of non-fat dry milk, and 1 cup of shortening. Blend all of these dry ingredients, transfer in a jar, and close the lid.
  • Next, prepare your batter. You can do this at home as it can be used for up to six weeks. In a small bowl, combine egg and one cup of water. Whisk and keep in an enclosed jar.
  • When it is time to make your pancake in the campsite, mix the batter with the dry ingredients.
  • Pour in a pan and wait until your pancake is ready to be enjoyed! 

Cast Iron Pizza

Cast Iron Pizza

Via: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/cast-iron-pizza-with-fennel-and-sausage

You do not need a functioning oven to create your own pizza. When in the campsite, if you have a cast iron and the basic ingredients needed, it won’t take long before you can prepare your own version of a mouthwatering pizza.

  • The first thing that you have to do is to prepare the dough or the base of the pizza. Mix yeast with warm water for one minute or until the yeast is fully dissolved. Add olive oil and flour mix. If it is still sticky, add more flour. Allow it to sit for about 15 minutes.
  • Take out a small portion of the dough and put it on the top of the cast iron pan with olive oil. Put the pan on medium heat.
  • Flip the dough after rising. Now, put your toppings of choice. Start with sauce and cheese, followed by whatever you want in your pizza, such as ham or pepperoni.
  • Take the pizza out of the pan and serve.

Campfire Biscuits

Campfire Biscuits

Via: http://www.lodgemfg.com/recipe/campfire-buttermilk-biscuits

This is one of the most complicated from the short recipes that are outlined in this post. However, the good thing is that you can prepare the ingredients ahead of time at home, so that when you are in the campsite, you do not have to exert too much effort and waste time in preparing the biscuits.

  • Fill a mason jar with 1 cup of flour. Mark a line outside the jar, so that you can use it as a measuring cup later on. Add ¾ cup of flour.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of sugar, 2-1/4 teaspoons of baking powder, ¼ teaspoon of baking soda, ¾ teaspoon of salt, and close the lid.
  • In a plastic container, put ½ cup of cold butter, diced. Cover and put in a cooler.
  • Once you are ready, put the flour mixture in a bowl.
  • Fill the jar with ¾ cup of milk. Add ½ teaspoon of lemon juice. Set aside for five minutes.
  • Add butter to the flour in the bowl. Use a fork to mix the ingredients until it becomes sticky. Add the milk with lemon juice.
  • Use a spoon to break it down into smaller pieces and put in cast iron. Place it over heat and bake for 30 minutes.
  • You can eat it on its own or use it as a sandwich. Add whatever you want, such as eggs and bacon.

Wrap Up

With the easy and short recipes mentioned above, you do not have to go hungry when you are in the campsite! Even without being a seasoned chef, you can prepare a delicious treat as you enjoy the outdoors.

Easy Campfire Meals: Top Recipes for Beginners
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Michael Everett

I am Michael, I like camping and have camped many times over the place. I'm the creator of blog rainycamping.com, through my blog I want to share my camping and travel experiences for people, there are explanations, questions and things you need.

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