I’m going camping next week and I’m wondering if anybody has any favorite recipes they’d like to share, recipes other than the normal hot dogs or chili.


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  1. Mark M says:

    BBQ’d Kabobs:

    Get a pack of bamboo skewers, some lean meat, chicken breasts, shrimp or scallops, along with sweet onion, sweet peppers and russet potatoes. You will also need bbq sauce (I think Open Pit works best), Yellow mustard, finely-chopped garlic (bottled or fresh), olive oil, salt and black pepper.

    If using meat or chicken, cut into 1" cubes. For scallops, if much larger than 1", cut in half. Shrimp should be peeled and tails removed. Place in a large bowl.

    Mix coating: 1 cup of BBQ sauce, 4 Tbsp Olive Oil, Two large cloves garlic chopped fine (or two Tsp bottled chopped garlic), 4 Tbsp Yellow Mustard, 1/2 Tsp fresh ground black pepper. Mix well. Pour mixture over meat and toss until well coated. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in refrigerator at least one hour.

    Wash potatoes well and cut into 1" cubes. Drizzle lightly with olive oil then add salt and pepper to taste. Peal onion and chop into 1" squares. Wash and chop pepper into 1" squares. Wash and cut cherry tomatoes in half. Rinse then soak bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes. Double-up on the number of skewers.

    Starting and ending with the meat (chicken, shrimp, scallop), alternately slide ingredients onto skewers, using two slightly-spaced skewers per serving (makes it easier to turn while cooking, hold while eating, and less likely for ingredients to fall off). Place in single layer on aluminum foil and wrap. Freeze. Remove from freezer about 4 hours before cooking, or 8 hours if transporting in a cooler or refrigerator. Cook foil packets over a medium fire about 4 minutes each side, then remove from foil and char over a high fire on each side for another minute or until properly cooked.

    Serve over instant microwave-bag rice heated in a pot of boiling water for 10 minutes.

  2. Mikey D says:

    I’m an Eagle Scout and have been camping my entire life, and I can honestly say one of the best meals me and my buddies ever made was just caught small mouth bass – cooked whole (minus entrails) over an open fire – their ready when the scales peal back. With Cinnamon bread made in a dutch oven and some maple syrup for the bread. But if your not quite into that, you can make some great rice dishes with pretty much whatever you want and a lot of seasoning salt. A quick one is foil meals – set out tin foil and add raw hamburger meat, diced potatoes, carrots, onions, and some salt and pepper and all the seasonings you like. Wrap it all in 4-5 layers of tin foil and stick it in the hot coals near the fire – but not touching open flame and their usually ready in a half hour to 45 min depending on the fire – just make sure the hamburgers cooked through. Ultimately let your imagination go with it – of the years I’ve been in scouting, I have never found anything you couldn’t make over a camp fire, and we’ve done everything from Cajun fried rice and chicken to chocolate birthday cake.

  3. backwoodsboy says:

    when me and my friends go we like to take those grilled cheese makers http://www.firepies.com/irons.html and put a slice of bread on either side butter them so they don’t stick and we put mozzarella cheese and peppers and some pizza sauce or marinara on them
    its kinda cool and really good if u like pizza. You can make just bout anything in them though.

    oh and for desert smores with reese cups instead of hershey bars are really good

  4. Mama J. says:

    I don’t eat fish so that is not on my menu. I don’t think anything tastes better than a nice juicy burger cooked over the open fire. Smores are also a must. You can lather corn with butter, sprinkle some salt, wrap in foil and then place on top of the fire. Put potato and carrots in foil, season as desired, wrap and place them on top of the fire too.

  5. Jake S says:

    Monkey bread. Take a few rolls of biscuit dough, cut all the biscuits into quarters. Dip them into melted butter, then shake them in some cinnamon sugar. Place all the cinnamon coated biscuits in a dutch oven and bake with some hot coals. Friggin delicious. A good non sweet recipe is a pizza: just put a single layer of pieces of white bread in a dutch oven, add sauce and cheese bake with coals.

    Some advice: whenever you cook in a dutch oven, put tinfoil in it. Makes cleanup much easier.

  6. Jay M says:


    Cubed Onions
    Cubed Green Peppers
    Cubed Red Peppers
    Cubed Chicken
    Whole mushrooms
    Italian dressing
    Seasonings (salt, garlic salt, onion powder, white pepper, black pepper, cayenne)

    Marinate all veg. and chicken in Italian dressing for at least 1/2 hr.
    Remove and skewer, alternating ingredients evenly
    Sprinkle seasonings and move to fire
    Give them a good blast of heat in the beginning of cooking to give the chicken and vegetables a light smokey char (let the sugars in the marinade caramelize) then move them to indirect heat until chicken is golden brown

  7. Bobo says:

    Beef stew or Chicken-n–dumplings cooked in a cast iron dutch oven. Any recipe from a cook book will do fine.

  8. Kathy Miller says:

    You might like to try this chili mac recipe.It is one of those great campfire cooking recipes. It is so good, everyone always wants to make this one

  9. Scott says:

    Get one of those large round rolls of bread for each serving. At camp, carefully cut out the bread to make a bowl, serve stew or a favorite soup in the bread bowl. Eat the dish!

    My favorite breakfast:

    Bacon, cut into 1/2" strips
    Sausage -bulk (not links)
    Onion (Red is great)
    Potatoes, cut into cubes
    Salt and pepper to taste

    In a dutch oven or large skillet with lid:

    Start to cook bacon and bulk sausage. When almost done, add chopped onion. When the onion turns clear, add potato, turn the heat down, cover and cook until the potato is done, stir every 5-10 minutes making sure to scrape the bottom.

    When the potatoes are tender, add shredded cheese and melt.

    Serve with salsa and/or ketchup, sour cream.

    Cheat: Cook the bacon, onion and Sausage together at home. And Par-boil the potatoes. All you have to do at camp is warm everything up enough to melt the cheese and serve!

  10. Emma says:

    Here are a collection of camping recipes you may find useful – http://www.gourmet-living.com/category.html?category=camping

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