Camping season is just around the corner, which means plenty of hot dog and hamburger campfire meals.
I’m a fan of traditional camping grub, but I like to mix things up from time to time.
That’s why I put together a list of 14 simple and unique recipes that you can cook around a campfire. We all know that camping food always seems to taste a little extra delicious – so why not be a little adventurous and try whipping up a four-star meal?
14 Stupidly Simple and Delicious Campfire Meals
For convenience, I’ve separated the recipes featured in this blog into three sections Breakfast – Lunch/Dinner – and Dessert. Feel free to jump to the section you’re most interested in.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but mornings can be pretty chaotic around a campsite. Keep your morning campfire meals simple and tasty with these recipes.
1 – Campfire Breakfast Burritos
One of the key things about this recipe is how simple it is to prep ahead of time. Just follow the instructions on this page and wrap the uncooked burritos in heavy duty foil.
Then, when it’s time for breakfast, just set the burritos on hot coals next to a fire for about 15 minutes.
2 – Lumberjack Breakfast
The Lumberjack Breakfast is great if you want to take a break from eating bacon and eggs every once in a while.
Check out the full recipe on Echoes of Laughter.
3 – Campfire Toasted Cinnamon Rolls
If you prefer sweet to savory, you can’t go wrong with cinnamon rolls cooked over glowing embers.
Figuring out the best way to cook these took some experimentation. Read the full details on Dabbles and Babbles.
There’s nothing better than enjoying a nice campfire meal with your family and friends. Here are some of my top picks for lunch and dinner.
Note: A lot of the recipes on this blog need tin foil, but you can learn how to use “nature’s tin foil” instead by reading this blog.
4 – Bacon Baked Beans
5 – Sausage and Fennel Grilled Pocket Pizza
Here’s a pocket-sized pizza you can prepare in a pinch. Don’t be afraid to play around with toppings to produce a campfire meal that’s just to your liking.
Get the full recipe plus tips on cooking the crust to perfection at the Bald Gourmet.
6 – Catch of the Day
The only thing better than cooking with your own two hands is cooking a meal you caught with your own two hands.
Cook what you catch with this Catch of the Day recipe found on Art of Manliness.
7 – Coconut Curry Soup
This backpacking meal is both easy to prep and delicious to eat.
Take a look at the full recipe on Dirty Gourmet and give it a try for yourself.
8 – Mixed Mushroom Hobo Pack
This recipe comes courtesy of Martha Stewart’s website and is a great way to liven up mushrooms cooked over a campfire.
9 – Campfire Chicken Stew
These chicken stew packs work as a campfire meal or as something you toss on the grill in your backyard.
Find the details for this tasty recipe at Taste of Home.
10 – Hobo Dinner
Don’t let the name fool you. This scrumptious meal is fit for a king, and you can see the full recipe at Taste of Home.
11 – Campfire Steak Kebabs
This another meal that you can prep at home before cooking it at your campfire.
Head on over to Trek Southwest for the ingredients and steps involved.
Make sure you save room for some of these great campfire desserts.
12 – Poundcake S’mores
These poundcake s’mores put a new twist on a classic camping snack.
Learn how to spice up your s’more making at JS Online.
13 – Campfire Cone
Here’s another twist on s’mores that uses an ice cream cone instead of gram crackers.
Come Together Kids has all the info on how you can make these tasty treats on your next camping trip.
14 – Cake in an Orange
Oranges are a good snack to take along on a camping trip, and the intact peels are a natural baking pan. Fill a hollowed-out orange with cake mix while leaving space at the top for the batter to rise.
Wrap the orange in tin foil then tuck the whole thing in some hot coals for around 20 minutes while turning every 5 minutes.
Once the time is up, make sure you let the cake cool for a bit before digging in.
Have a favorite campfire recipe that we missed? Feel free to share it in the comments below.
And if you’re interested in food that you can store long-term, be sure to check out Survival Cave’s Canned Meat Collection.
Unlike with other canned meats, the Survival Cave meat is cooked fully in the can which seals in flavor and makes the meat perfect for long-term storage.
Don’t just take my word for it, buy a sampler pack today and try it out for yourself.