I hate camping, but I love campfires – and campfire treats! Thank goodness for fire pits! That's one of the reasons why I love summer and fall so much. There's nothing like gathering around a fire to watch the sunset and cozy up as it gets dark. Now, don't get me wrong, I love all the classic campfire treats – s'mores, hot dogs, roasted corn, sausages, and things like that. You can make so many other things right over the fire, though. I mean, you can get pretty fancy – or you can keep it simple, rustic, and tasty, it's all up to you!
1. Campfire French Bread Pizza
This even puts grilled pizza to shame! Pizza is easy-ish to make on its own, but French bread pizza is practically effortless, not to mention delicious. Cooked over the fire, it's even tastier. You get just a hint of smoky, woody flavor, which seriously enhances all the other ingredients. Speaking of which, you can pile your pizza with whatever toppings you like best. Go nuts!
2. Campfire Potatoes
This one is pretty simple, but some people don't know how easy it is to roast potatoes over an open fire. You may never want to eat baked potatoes any other way. Then again, pretty much everything tastes better when you cook it outside.
3. Hungarian Goulash
Want to get sophisticated without getting complicated? This goulash is so good, but the recipe itself is easy as can be! Of course, you might want to eat this meal at the nearest picnic table, but again, all that wood smoke really does something for the flavor.
4. Breakfast Burrito
Lyndsie's dad used to make bacon and eggs over the campfire when their family went camping. This is kind of like that, but even better. Who knew you could make a burrito over a fire, let alone a breakfast burrito? I don't know, I might have to consider a very short camping trip just to justify making these for breakfast!
5. Campfire Breakfast Casserole
Or this! There are actually so many campfire recipes devoted to breakfast! This one is perfect if you're camping with a big group. Of course, you can easily make a smaller batch if you need to. Either way, I bet it's a filling breakfast.
6. Campfire Gravy and Biscuits
Wow, biscuits over the campfire! And gravy, too! Lyndsie would love this – and even I have to admit, they look pretty tasty! Has anyone ever done this, though? I think I'd definitely have to do frozen biscuits. I mean, can you imagine cooking scratch biscuits over an open fire? And the gravy! That's hard to make on a regular stove top, sometimes. I'm impressed!
7. Four Recipes in One
This video has not one but four fantastic campfire recipes! First off, there's a recipe for “lazy noodles,” which is basically just taking Ramen and doing whatever you want to with it. You can get pretty fancy with Ramen, even when you're cooking over a fire. You'll learn about bannock, an old staple in Native American diets. The video also has a great recipe for chocolate-stuffed bananas, just in case you want dessert!
'Fess up, Stalkers! What are your favorite campfire recipes?