Camping has grown steadily since 2014 as a fun activity or vacation option. When done correctly, camping is cheaper and often more relaxing than many other types of trips.
If you’re considering a fun camping trip, one of the most important ways to prepare is with food. While you won’t have the luxuries of a full kitchen, campfire recipes offer some of the best meals possible.
Try these four recipes for some easy campfire cooking.
- Barbecue Chicken Skewers
Barbecue skewers are an essential campfire chicken recipe. They’re so easy to make and offer one of the most flavorful types of chicken.
To make this recipe, cut chicken tenderloins into bite-sized nuggets. Skewer them with enough room in between — about 5-7 pieces per skewer. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with your favorite barbecue sauce.
Pop the skewers directly onto a grill or pan over a fire, and let cook for 10 to 15 minutes. We recommend bringing along a meat thermometer so you can make sure the chicken is cooked throughout.
- Cast Iron Veggies and Beans
This recipe is both easy and healthy, much like the recipes at Easy Campfire Recipes. All you need is a can of beans, and you can use any you prefer. We like using black beans.
Place your beans in a cast iron pan with chopped bell peppers, red onion, garlic, and mushrooms. Season the pan with salt and pepper before cooking over the fire for about 15 minutes.
- Foil-Wrapped Nachos
You might not think that nachos make good camping food, but they make for an excellent campfire foil recipe. Prepare with a large piece of aluminum foil, and lay a single layer of tortilla chips in the middle.
Top your chips with beans, shredded cheese, veggies, meat, and any other ingredients you’d like. Wrap up the foil using the edges, and place it over a fire for five to seven minutes.
If you have a cooler with you, bring along salsa and sour cream for toppings.
- Rosemary Dill Salmon
Salmon is one of a few campfire dinner recipes that’s easy while making you feel like you’re eating at a five-star restaurant. To cook our salmon recipe, all you need is olive oil, lemon, dill, rosemary, and salt and pepper.
Place your salmon fillet on a piece of aluminum foil, skin side down. Drizzle with olive oil, then season with salt, pepper, rosemary, and dill. Squeeze fresh lemon on top. For extra flavor, wrap your salmon in the foil along with a lemon slice and fresh sprig of rosemary.
Let the salmon cook over the fire for about 15 to 20 minutes, and serve it while it’s hot.
Experimenting With Easy Campfire Recipes
Campfire recipes are notoriously easy, but they don’t have to be boring. Whichever recipe you choose, you can always experiment with different flavors and techniques. If you have space, bring a few types of spices with you.
When you have a campfire and a variety of flavors, you can’t go wrong. Visit our blog for more cooking tips.