Recipes for Food to Take Camping

Skillet on campfire

Sausage Skillet

Even if you're cooking on the campfire, there are plenty of different recipes available you can use to create tasty, home cooked meals, like this sausage skillet recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound link sausage
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 large onion, peeled and sliced
  • 3 - 4 potatoes, sliced
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a cast iron skillet.
  2. Set the skillet on the coals on the edge of the fire, or on a grate.
  3. Stir frequently until the vegetables are soft and the sausage is cooked through.
Stew

Camp Stew

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sirloin, cut into 1-inch or smaller pieces
  • 4 red potatoes, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 - 2 cups diced vegetables of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in the bottom of the pot.
  2. Add the meat and brown.
  3. Add the vegetables and continue cooking over the fire until the meat is cooked through and the vegetables soft.
Foil-wrapped fish

Foil-Wrapped Fish

Ingredients

  • 1 pound skinned and boned fish
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place the fish in the center of a sheet of aluminum foil.
  2. Place the onions and seasonings on top of the fish.
  3. Fold the aluminum foil up around the fish to seal.
  4. Place the packet on a grate or in the ashes at the edge of the fire.
  5. Cook for 30 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through.
  6. Use care opening the packet.
Kebabs

Kebabs

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large yellow or red onion
  • 1 summer squash
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Soak a packet of bamboo skewers in water.
  2. Combine the lemon juice and olive oil in a large container and place the chicken in it to marinate for one hour.
  3. Slice vegetables.
  4. Thread pieces of chicken, along with pieces of vegetable, onto each skewer.
  5. Set the skewers down on top of a grate over the fire.
  6. Cook over the flame for 10 minutes, then turn the skewers and cook for 10 to 15 additional minutes.
Foil-wrapped potatoes

Red Potatoes

Ingredients

  • Approximately 20 new red potatoes
  • 1 packet dry Italian dressing mix
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh basil or parsley, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place the potatoes in a bowl and toss with olive oil and dressing mix.
  2. Place the potatoes on a sheet of aluminum foil and fold the foil over to seal them inside.
  3. Place the packet on the grate of a grill or in the ashes of a fire for approximately 40 minutes.
  4. Use caution opening the packet.
  5. Sprinkle with fresh basil or parsley if desired.
Spanish tortilla

Spanish Tortilla

Ingredients

  • 1 medium potato, peeled and diced
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a skillet and add the potatoes.
  2. Brown the potatoes, stirring ocassionally until tender.
  3. Add the rest of the vegetables to the potatoes.
  4. Mix the milk, eggs and seasoning together and pour over the potato mixture.
  5. Top with cheese.
  6. Place the skillet on the edge of the grate or on the edge of the fire and cook for 1 hour, or until the eggs are set in the center.
Skillet

Balsamic Chicken Skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 1/4 pound green beans
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 small eggplant
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken breasts in the balsamic vinegar and marinate for up to one hour.
  2. Slice the carrot and eggplant into 1/2-inch pieces.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet in the ashes of the fire.
  4. Add the chicken and vegetables.
  5. Cook over the fire for 30 to 40 minutes, turning the chicken breasts halfway through.
Egg scramble

Easy Egg Scramble

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vegetables (green peppers, onion, tomatoes, diced)
  • 1/2 cup meat (ham, bacon, sausage, diced)
  • 1/8 cup shredded cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tablespoon milk/cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon butter
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Place a skillet on the edge of a fire or grate.
  2. Melt the butter in the skillet.
  3. Add the vegetables.
  4. Sauté until peppers and onions are crisp, stirring as needed.
  5. Stir in meat.
  6. Pour in the eggs and milk.
  7. Stir the eggs with a wooden spoon until everything is cooked through.
Baked apple dessert

Baked Apples

Ingredients

  • 6 Granny smith apples
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 small bag cinnamon candies
  • 1 small bag caramels, unwrapped
  • Water

Instructions

  1. Peel, core and slice the apples.
  2. Place the apples in a dutch oven with enough water to cover them.
  3. Cook until the apples are soft.
  4. Drain off the excess water.
  5. Add the butter, brown sugar, candies and caramels and return the pot to the fire.
  6. Cook until the candy has melted, mashing the apples with a fork to combine.

Foil banana boat

Banana Boats

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch ripe bananas
  • Chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter chips
  • Mini-marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Slice each banana lengthwise with the skin still on.
  2. Open the bananas up slightly and place each banana on a sheet of aluminum foil.
  3. Fill with chocolate and peanut butter chips and mini-marshmallows.
  4. Wrap each banana up in the aluminum foil and place in the ashes of the fire for approximately 10 minutes.
  5. Use care unwrapping the foil.
Meat cooking over campfire

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Whether it's a quick breakfast or meal planning for a week, good recipes to take camping can make all the difference in your trip. Stock up on some good food and a few good recipes before your next trip and ensure a successful outing. To make your campfire cooking even easier, make sure that you have the right equipment for the job.

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Recipes for Food to Take Camping