After a long day of being out and one with nature, there is nothing quite as comforting as coming back to your campsite and cooking up a good and hearty meal. It truly makes the whole day feel complete to just sit and eat with the family. Camping makes everything you do feel adventurous, and cooking is no exception. The great thing is, you’re not just limited to eating hot dogs or canned pinto beans. Whether you want something quick and easy that doesn’t require a lot of effort, or want a more elaborate and indulgent meal, there are almost no limits to what you can cook up.
Instead of hitting up a local restaurant, make it a fun family cooking night that everyone can participate in. Nothing beats eating an amazing meal under the wonder of a night filled with stars. Seriously, you’ll remember nights like this forever. Great food with awesome people and interesting conversations are what memories are made of. With just a few twists and tricks, you’ll be surprised at the awesome meals that you can make in the great outdoors. Pretty much anything you can make at home has a place in a camping dinner too. Here are some of our favorite campfire recipes that are sure to be fondly remembered for years to come. Remember to put away all of your food things after eating so bears don’t get it!
Corn chips or Doritos in personal packages
2 pounds of cooked ground beef (use your favorite seasoning)
2 large cans of beans
Sharp cheddar, or your favorite shredded cheese
Serve all of the toppings in little bowls for everyone to pick their favorite toppings. Have everyone get their own bag of chips and put in whatever toppings they want! It doesn’t get much easier than this.
Cubed Steak with Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
1/2 lb Cubed Steak, cut into 1″ pieces
3 Potatoes, chopped
1 Cup Green Peas
1 Cup Baby Carrots
3 – 5 Sprigs of Rosemary
3 – 5 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
Salt & Pepper, to taste 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Make two large double layers square of foil. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Divide all of the ingredients evenly between both foil packets.
Place the sliced potatoes in a thin layer to make a base.
Season with 1/3 of the salt, pepper and garlic.
Place the cubed steak on top of potatoes.
Season meat with 1/3 garlic, salt and pepper.
Layer peas, carrots and onion on top of meat.
Season with the remaining 1/3 of garlic, salt & pepper.
Place rosemary sprigs on top and drizzle olive oil over all ingredients.
Wrap and seal the aluminum. Make sure to leave some room in the packet to allow air to flow through as it cooks.
Cook on coals for 20 minutes. Flip about half-way through.
Open carefully, steam comes out fast and can burn. After this, the waiting is finally over. Find a beautiful spot, and enjoy your delicious meal!