Campfire Recipes | One Pot Meals | Easy To Fix Meals

Campfire recipes are some of the easiest to fix meals. Eating food cooked over the campfire is the tastiest EVER! My husband, Ronnie, cooks our camping meals all the time.

Getting your fire just right is the key to perfectly cooked foods. You can put your thinking cap on and use meats in many ways.

I always have extra meat left.

I plan it that way because you never know when a guest will show up.

It is best to be prepared for the unexpected.

Besides, leftover meat can be recycled into some great tasting recipes.

Try creating your own unique campfire recipes.

Just add a little of this and a little of that, taste, add what it needs for spices, and there you have it! Your own branded recipe.

One Pot Meals

Chili is a Campfire Classic

I can't think of anyone who doesn't like chili, especially once the weather turns cool. 

You can make chili from fresh ingredients or from leftover burgers and dried beans.

Here's my recipe:

  • 2 pounds of ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 4 large cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 medium to large onion, chopped
  • 1 large can of kidney beans (or a bag of soaked dry beans)
  • 1 tbsp diced jalapenos
  • several dashes of tabasco or other hot sauce
  • 2-4 tsp chili powder, depending on your preferences
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Stir it all together and cook in a large cast iron pot over a slow fire for a few hours, or in a crock pot. If you choose the fire, stir occasionally to avoid burning or scorching.

You can adjust any or all of the ingredients for larger or smaller groups. It's very hard to do it wrong.

If I have leftover salsa, I throw that in, too.

Serve it with grated cheddar cheese, sour cream, corn bread or tortilla chips.

For dessert, make S'mores or just roast marshmallows.

Camping and Crockpot Cooking

I love my campfire recipes.

I cherish them. I use them.

You will too when you see how easy a meal is to fix with leftovers.

But a crock pot is even easier.  You can cook just about anything in a Crockpot.

There are so many different types of them.

I love the ones that have the lift out cooker. You cook in it and then take it out and serve from it. That is a handy feature to have.

A Slow Cooker is the same thing as a crock pot. They operate the same and even cook the same.

When cooking for 2 people, you don't need a very large one. A 1.5 quart slow cooker will cook more than enough. You may even have some yummy leftovers.

Some other crock pot campfire recipes to consider include soup, stews, potatoes, spaghetti, desserts, chicken, beef, pasta, rice, dips and bread.

The fun doesn't stop. It just keeps going and going............!

Make up your own recipes. That is always fun to do. Let the kids make up their own recipes, also. They will more likely to eat their vegetables if they prepare them. Try it and see.

More Easy Camping Meal Ideas

The thing about preparing camping meals is that everyone participates, and that makes it less like a chore.

If you have fishermen, they can prepare the catch, and may even want to cook it.

Others can cook the side dishes like potatoes or corn baked in foil. 

Rotate duties among pairs of campers so no one gets stuck with the same job or doing most of the work. 

In our family, when we all get together, each couple is responsible for a different meal each day.  They get to decide how simple or how expensive that meal will be.

An easy camp meal is the all-American burgers and dogs on the grill.

Open a can of baked beans, and you're done.

Another day it might be kabobs on the grill. 

Kids love dinner on a stick!

Cooking in foil is great, too because it makes clean up so easy. 

It works for fish, chicken, sausages, almost anything that you can cook in an oven.

If you're camping near an ocean, a seafood boil would be fantastic! Get a nice variety of seafood, some potatoes, onion, carrots, and throw them into a pot with water and butter.  YUM!

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