5 Meals for the Campfire

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My most memorable moments from childhood are from camping and cooking outdoors. There’s nothing quite like making your first pudgy pie over the campfire. Use these ideas to make some memories for your family on your upcoming camping trip.

Grilled Sausages and Veggies

  • 1 pkg sausages
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 red onion
  • 3 carrots

Even if you don’t have a grill, making sausages and veggies in a campfire is really quick and easy. Chop and toss your food in olive oil and wrap it in tin foil. Now, the hard work is over. Place the finished packages over the hot coals for about 15 minutes on both sides. Just don’t forget, you’ll need something to fish them out, so keep a stick close by specifically for this purpose.

Stuffed and Baked Potatoes

  • 1 bag of red skin potatoes
  • 1 pkg. butter
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 1 pkg. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 0.75 lb. pkg. bacon (optional)

Wrap a clean potato in tin foil and poke a few holes in it. Let it roast in the coals of the fire for about 30 minutes. Once it’s done, fix it up with butter, cheese or sour cream. You can even roast some bacon in with it for a little extra flavor and protein.

Campfire Hash

  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 potatoes
  • 1 lb. sausage
  • 1 can green chilies
  • 1 can corn

Pack an iron skillet and a grill for this dish. Make sure that the onion, potatoes, garlic and sausage are all chopped and ready to go. Toss together in your iron skillet, stir and cook over the fire for about 30 minutes.

Pudgy Pie

  • 1 can of pie filling
  • 1 loaf of wheat bread

These are really fun and easy. You can buy a pudgy pie cooking iron from just about any camping goods store. They’re relatively cheap and they definitely come in handy on camping trips. Cooking irons can make great grilled sandwiches of any kind as well.

For pudgy pies, use three or four spoonfuls of pie filling. Place the filling between two pieces of bread, place it in the pie iron and let it sit over the fire for just a few minutes. Take a peep and check if it’s done to your liking. Wait for it to cool and eat! It’s delicious for both kids and adults.

Banana Boats

  • 1 bunch of bananas
  • 1 pkg. chocolate chips
  • 1 pkg. marshmallows

For this popular campfire dessert, cut a slit down the middle of a banana. Open the slit or dig out a section to fill it with chocolate chips and marshmallows. Wrap your banana in tin foil and toss it into the coals of the fire. Let it cook for five minutes, remove and eat.

Whether you’re preparing a full meal, snack for the family or just for yourself, nuts make a great camping snack. Pack Second Nature’s Premium Duet for a protein packed snack, or use as a topping for your banana boat. No camping trip is complete without these delicious meals and snacks by the fire.