8 Traditional Camping Meals That Always Hit the Spot

About Traditional Camping Meals


There are many types of traditional camping meals, ranging from simple one pot concoctions to multiple course dinners that include a main dish, side dishes, and even dessert. Consider trying one or more of these favorite meals the next time you spend the night in the great outdoors.

Franks and Beans


There are few dishes easier to prepare than franks and beans. All you need is a few cans of pork and beans, some hot dogs, and a pot to create this outdoor dining favorite.

Barbecue Chicken


Barbecue chicken is a popular camping meal. This traditional favorite requires no work beyond brushing your favorite cuts of chicken with a tasty barbecue sauce and allowing the meat to cook on a grill or over an open campfire.

Grilled Hamburgers


Nothing tastes quite as good as a thick hamburger that has been cooked over an open fire. Enjoy your burgers plain, brushed with barbecue sauce, or made with a packet of onion soup mix stirred into the meat before cooking.

Weenie Roast


No camping trip is complete without enjoying a few hot dogs cooked over the grill or an open campfire.

Grilled Steak


Steaks are a great main dish choice to prepare on the grill at your favorite campsite.

Shish Kebab


Shish Kebabs are a terrific choice for camping meals because they are easy to make and include both meat and vegetables.

S 'mores


S 'mores are the perfect sweet treat to end a delicious campground dinner. The flavorful combination of warm and gooey marshmallows and chocolate sandwiched between graham crackers just cannot be beaten.

Roasted Marshmallows


No camping outing is complete without spending at least one evening roasting marshmallows around the campfire.

More Camping Food Ideas

8 Traditional Camping Meals That Always Hit the Spot