Having the right meal is one way to enjoy your camping experience and while this is never a problem, it is important to plan ahead of the trip. The key is to find something that is easy to prepare by your campfire. It should also provide sufficient nutrition and meal experience. There are a lot of great camping recipes available to find on the Internet. Here is a look at 5 of those great recipes you can try out next time you plan your camping trip:
1. Pizza Mountain Pie
This is one of my favorite pizza camping recipes of all time and I always pack some when going for an excursion. It is also very easy to prepare and takes roughly 10 minutes per serving.
• Softened butter
• Sliced white bread
• Pizza sauce
• Shredded mozzarella cheese
• Sliced pepperoni
• Green pepper (optional)
Spread the butter over each bread slice; use 2 slices of bread per serving.
With the buttered side facing down, place one slice in the sandwich iron and spread with pizza sauce.
Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the shredded/part-skim mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. You can also add green pepper if you so desire.
Top the slice with cheese and another bread slice, this time with the buttered side facing up. Close the sandwich iron.
Cook your pizza over hot campfire until the bread turns golden brown and cheese is fully melted. This should take around 3-6 minutes; remember to turn the bread occasionally as you cook.
2. Sheep-Herders Breakfast
Although this delicious dish is ideal for those with many kids or a larger family, it is still quite relevant for campers and can be served with juice, coffee, milk, toast… In fact, it is one of the best camping breakfasts you can use to give you the energy and moods required to explore.
• Fine chop bacon strips
• Chopped onion
• Frozen hash potatoes (shredded and thawed)
• Large eggs
• Salt and pepper
• Shredded cheddar cheese
Cook the bacon and onion in a large skillet over medium heat until it is crisp. Drain away the remains, but retain some of the drippings in a pan.
Stir in the hash brown potatoes and cook uncovered for 10 minutes over medium heat. Make sure the bottom is golden brown before turning the potatoes.
Use a spoon to create even wells on the potato mixture and break an egg into each well. Sprinkle with salt and your chosen pepper.
Cook the mixture covered over low heat for 10 minutes until the eggs are set. Sprinkle some cheese and cook for another 2 minutes until it is melted.
3. Campfire Herbed Corn
You may think there isn’t much one can achieve with some fresh summer corn. However, little spices and herbs could make this campfire herbed corn recipe your best. It can be used for breakfast, lunch or even dinner and has the required calories and energy.
• Softened butter
• Fresh parsley (minced)
• Fresh chives (minced)
• Dried thyme
• Salt and cayenne pepper
• Husked sweet corn
Simply mix all the ingredients (except the corn) in a small bowl and beat them until they are blended.
Scoop one tablespoon of the mixture and spread over each corn (the ear). Wrap each corn independently in heavy duty foil.
Cover the corn before grilling over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until the corn is tender. While grilling, open the cover to turn occasionally.
Remember to open the foil carefully to prevent the steam from escaping and burning your face.
4. S’Mores Camp Recipe
This is one of those delicious treats you can quickly prepare to bring you the taste of home far within your camping trips. It is simply a slight twist on the classical s’mores recipe and includes some Nutella and crackers.
• Oreo cookies
• Creamy peanut butter
• Halved graham crackers
• Quartered chocolate candy bar
Simply spread butter over both sides of each cookie and place over some graham crackers. Top it with chocolate.
Toast the marshmallows using a metal skewer or fork. Make sure the marshmallows are at least 5 inches from medium heat and toast until they are golden brown.
Place them on chocolate and cover with remaining crackers.
5. Campfire Hash Snack
This is a hearty recipe that can be adjusted to make you a quick satisfying and delicious snack within minutes. The sweet aroma makes it perfect after a busy day full of activities.
• Large chopped onion
• Canola oil
• Minced garlic cloves
• Peeled cubed large potatoes
• Smoked kielbasa (you can use a polish sausage)
• Green chilies (chopped)
• Drained whole kernel corn
Using a large skillet (ovenproof), cook and stir the onion in oil under medium heat until it is tender. Add some garlic and cook for 1 more minute before adding potatoes.
Cook the potatoes uncovered for 20 minutes stirring a few times. Add some kielbasa and cook until both meat and potato are tender. It should take around 10-15 minutes to turn brown.
Stir in some chilies and corn then heat through
There are several other camping recipes available to choose from and they include all kinds of food items. Make sure you use fresh ingredients and keep them away from contamination to retain their natural aromas and tastes.