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7 Delicious Campfire Recipes for when You Go Camping ...

By Lauren

Summer is coming fast, which means you may be in need of some delicious campfire recipes! Whether you're having a bonfire in your backyard or roughing it in the great outdoors, it's fun to cook over a fire. We all know you can make s'mores, hot dogs, and marshmallows over an open flame, but what about all the other possibilities?! If you're looking for some more camp fire recipe options this summer, then read on to learn 7 delicious campfire recipes for camping.

1 S'more Banana Melts

S'more Banana Melts First up on our list of campfire recipes is my personal favorite, s'more banana melts! You basically cut a banana from end to end and stuff it with marshmallows, chocolate chips, and cinnamon toast crunch cereal. Then you rap it in tin foil to put in/over the fire. This will give you an ooey gooey delicious mess that you can eat with a fork.

1 banana
2 tablespoons miniature marshmallows
2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, slightly crushed

Keep peel on banana; slice lengthwise twice, lift up flap of peel, slice banana and add chocolate and marshmallows as above.

Replace peel flap and wrap banana with foil.

Let the flames die down before adding banana packets directly to fire.

Cook 3-5 minutes, or just until soft and melty. Use tongs to remove from fire. Carefully unwrap and unpeel banana to eat.


2 Lumberjack Breakfast Packets

Lumberjack Breakfast Packets Save time cooking breakfast for everyone in the morning by making these lumberjack breakfast packets! This way, everyone gets to pick and choose what goes into their packet to eat for breakfast. Make sure that if you want meat in your packet, you put it on the bottom so it cooks fully!

Sausages or Canadian bacon
Frozen hash browns, or leftover cooked potatoes, diced
Chopped tomatoes and green onions (optional)
Shredded cheese, any kind

Lay sausages or Canadian bacon on a double layer of foil that has been sprayed lightly with cooking spray.

It is best to have the meat on the bottom so it can receive direct heat from the grill to cook properly.

On top of the sausages, add a handful of frozen hash browns or diced leftover potatoes, an egg or two, and diced tomato and green onion if you like.

Salt & pepper to taste.

Wrap up packet and place on a hot BBQ for 15-20 minutes or until meat is thoroughly cooked.


3 Meatloaf Onion Balls

Meatloaf Onion Balls This is a pretty handy campfire meal as it is already all wrapped up in an onion! I suggest making these prior to going camping to make it easier later on to just throw in the fire. Also bring extra ketchup for garnishing! Keep in mind that your outer onion shell may burn depending on the fire, so either enjoy it or eat around it.

1 pound ground beef
2 large yellow onions
Olive oil
Roll of foil

Cut your onions in half. Carefully remove the outer first 3 layers of onion and set aside.

Fill each onion layer with meatloaf mixture, top with ketchup, reassemble onion layers and place on an oiled sheet of aluminum foil.

Wrap your onion balls with aluminum foil and twist the top to seal. Be careful not to puncture the aluminum foil.

Place meatloaf onion balls on hot coals (not directly in the flames) and cook for about 30 min. Keep rotating and checking the progress on whether they are cooked through or not.


4 Pizza Log

Pizza Log Just because you're enjoying the great outdoors doesn't mean you can't enjoy pizza too! This is a great meal that will feed your whole family. This is another meal that you need to prep before going on your camping trip though. Also be very careful cooking this in the fire as the bread can be quick to burn!

1 store bought pizza dough
1 8oz can pizza sauce (or 8oz pasta sauce)
2 cups mozzarella cheese
1/2 package of Hormel Turkey Pepperoni (less greasy and healthier)
sauteed veggies of your choice - optional (sauteing the veggies will keep the moisture out when cooking on the grill)
1 Tbsp dried basil

Roll out pizza dough to form a rectangle. Spread pizza sauce over top of dough leaving 1 inch space on edges. Top with 1 cup cheese, and additional toppings and remainder of 1 cup cheese, add basil.

Roll pizza up to form a log and tuck edges in. Wrap in thick foil. Place in freezer until ready for camping trip.

Place pizza log, still in its foil on hot grill or fire pit.

Cook for about 10-15 minutes flipping over and cook an additional 10-15 minutes.

Slice pizza for family & friends!

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5 Orange Blueberry Muffins

Orange Blueberry Muffins Want a really fun and unique breakfast? Try baking blueberry muffins inside oranges! The orange peel will actually insulate the muffin mix from burning. The orange peel itself might blacken a little, but the mix in the middle will turn out steamed and delicious with a delicious orange flavor!

Packaged blueberry muffin mix

Stir up a box of blueberry muffin mix according to the package directions.

Cut an orange in half and scoop out all the orange flesh. Save orange flesh to eat as a healthy snack!

Fill one half of emptied orange with blueberry muffin mix.

Cover the filled orange half with the empty orange half and then wrap in three layers of aluminum foil.

Throw them in the fire.

Keep turning the aluminum balls over and over in the fire, every minute or so. It usually takes about 10 minutes, but go ahead and pull them out and check them once in awhile until they are firm in the middle.


6 Packet Garlic Shrimp

Packet Garlic Shrimp If you're not such a big meat eater and would rather a little seafood, try some garlic shrimp! Cooking these shrimp in a tin foil packet over a fire gives them so much flavor compared to making them at home! This recipe calls for garlic and butter but you can use any other seasoning or sauce that you want.

**1 pound large, peeled shrimp
1/2 stick of butter
1 cup chopped parsley
2 chopped cloves of garlic
Red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix 1/2 stick softened butter, 1 cup chopped parsley, 2 chopped garlic cloves, and salt and pepper.

Toss with the juice of 1 lemon, 1 pound unpeeled large shrimp and a big pinch of red pepper flakes.

Divide between 2 foil packets. Grill over campfire for about 8 minutes.


7 Potato Boat

Potato Boat My favorite things to make while camping are potatoes! There's just something about cooking them in a campfire that makes them taste so much better. This recipe takes it a step further though, by adding bacon, ham, and cheese into the mix! Now instead of a side, this potato boat becomes a whole meal in itself!

Large potatoes, baked
Sliced ham
Cooked bacon slices
cheese slices {we like marble}
Sour cream for topping
Green Onion for topping

Slice baked potatoes

Between the cuts, stuff a slice of cheese, bacon and ham.

Add small dabs of butter on top of each of the slices. Salt & pepper to taste.

Wrap potato in double layer of tin foil lightly sprayed with cooking spray.

Place on a hot BBQ for 20+ minutes...until potato is hot and cheese, ham & bacon have melted together and it looks toasty and good!

Top the Potato Boat dinner with sour cream and green onion.


Keep in mind that when cooking during camping, tin foil is your best friend so bring a lot of it! Also remember that every campfire is different so don't necessarily go by the times that were given in each recipe. Constantly check on your meals yourself! What is your favorite thing to make while camping?

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