Campfire Recipes: Simple and easy recipes for your next camping trip!


Posted on: 07 August 2016 by Nora Taylor

How to plan, prepare and eat on your next camping trip

There are camping dishes to have other than hotdogs, potato chips and waffles. So, in your next backpacking trip this summer, you should try out some delicious and exciting campfire recipes that are both delicious and easy to prepare.

Next level campsite cooking can be as mouthwatering like your kitchen prepared meals for dinner. Whether you cook in your RV kitchen, portable stove or over the campfire, we've prepared the best camping recipes for you.

At any rate, in this post, we'll share valuable selections of probably the most delightful camping concoctions. We'll give you the ingredients, preparation and cooking procedures, you simply need to go outdoors and cook them in your given time.

1. Bannock- Prepare easy flat quick bread!


  • 3 cups of flour
  • 3 tbsp baking soda
  • 3 tbsp of butter or oil
  • 1 cup of fresh water
  • Raisins and nuts

The procedure to cook this Indigenous North American meal is simple. You need to combine all the dry ingredients beforehand. This should take two to three minutes. Then just pour the oil (butter or fat, whichever you prefer) and continue mixing the batter. After that, slowly add the water while continue mixing the dough. After you poured all the water, the dough should now be very sticky (you can add raisins and nuts if you like).

Simply flatten the dough into a circle that will fit in the skillet. Then put it over the campfire. This can take around 6-7 minutes to cook on one side. When one side is done, flip to cook the other side. Cook the bannock until both sides are golden brown.

2. Chicken/Beef Stew- Easy Campfire Recipe on a Foil


  • Chicken or Beef patties
  • 1/2 cup Broccoli
  • 1/2 cup Carrots
  • 1/2 cup Mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup Onions
  • 1/2 cup Potatoes
  • 1 tbsp of oil or butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Tip: You would need a good aluminum foil to cook a camper’s stew.

Place the chicken or meat at the bottom of the foil. Cut all the vegetables in small bite sizes then place them on top of the meat. Pour in butter or oil and add some pepper and salt to taste. Wrap up the stew and place it over the fire. This can take around 15 to 20 minutes. You can optionally add barbecue sauce or ketchup on top.

3. Lemon slices and vegetables- Zesty pocket wonders


  • 1/3 cup Carrots
  • 1/3 cup Bell Peppers
  • 1/3 cup Onions
  • 1/3 cup Mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup Potatoes
  • 1/2 cup Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Beans
  • 1/3 cup Beer
  • 3-5 slices of Lemon
  • Parsley
  • Salt
  • Garlic

According to your preferences, you can adjust the quantity of the vegetables in this campfire recipe. Cut all the vegetables into small pieces, but not too fine. Place the lemon slices at the bottom of the foil and add the vegetables on top of the lemon. The lemon will add more flavor and will help keep the vegetables juicier.

Add some spices like garlic, salt, pepper, etc. You can also add some olive oil. Pour the beer evenly on top. Wrap up everything and make sure it will not leak. You can leave a small opening on top. Place the foil over your campfire and cook for 15 to 20 minutes.

4. Fish fillet- Get filled with campfire fish recipe


  • Fish fillet
  • 1/2 cup Cherry tomatoes halves
  • 3-5 Lemon slices
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/4 cup 7up or Sprite

Get your camper friendly aluminum foil or you can use a fish fillet that can readily be bought from the supermarket. You can also use other freshwater fish like bass or trout. First, place the fish in the foil. Arrange the lemon slices and cherry tomatoes. Add some salt and pepper. Pour in a lime soda drink like Sprite or 7-Up. Put the wrap over the coals and wait for around 20 minutes until it’s cooked.

5. Shish Kebab- Tasty kebab over the campfire


  • 1" cube cuts of Beef, Pork or Tofu
  • 1 cup whole green peppers
  • 1 cup whole cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup whole small onions
  • 1/2 cup Whole mushrooms

Chop, skewer, and cook- it's that easy! You can also cook a delicious Shish Kebab over your campfire. Cooking some kebab is a great activity done outdoors. Campers love to cook their own vittles and this is just as good as any backyard wiener roast.

You would need to cook the cubed beef (tofu or pork) over high heat until the sides are golden brown. Make sure to cut the peppers in sizable chunks. All the other vegetables can be left as a whole. Slip the meat into the skewer. Alternate the ingredients as you desire. You should skewer the mushrooms or onion through the core, for they usually fall off.

Cook your Shish Kebab over the fire for 20 to 25 minutes or until they're done. You can add some bread crumbs or grated cheese before serving.

6. Campfire Desserts- Quick mouthwatering desserts

You may have some cravings for some desserts as you go along the trail so here are some simple campfire recipe desserts you can have:

  • Apple cinnamon mix- Get an apple and cut a hole until you remove all the seeds. Place the apple on top of a foil. Mix cinnamon with some honey or sugar. Pour the cinnamon mixture into the hole of the fruit. The foil will prevent the mixture from leaking over. Wrap the apple and cook over the fire for 8 to 12 minutes.
  • Banana with chocolate sauce- Cut the banana in 2 halves. You should now have half-moon shaped bananas. Crush some chocolate bars and sprinkle over the fruit. Wrap the banana in foil and then place over the coals in your campsite. Leave for around 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Sweet pie biscuit fillings- You would need a can pie filling (like cherry, peaches or apples) and a can of biscuit mix. Roll the biscuit mix to around 5 inches. Add 1 tablespoon (or 2 tbsp if desired) of pie fillings into the biscuit. Fold over. You can use a fork to press the edges and close it down. Pour in butter on a skillet and cook the pies until brown. Sprinkle some powdered sugar.
  • Campfire Graham S’mores- Slide a marshmallow on a stick and hold it over the fire. Cook the marshmallows until desired. Get some graham crackers and some pieces of chocolates. Place the chocolates between the graham crackers. Now slide the cooked marshmallows and you now have some campfire s’mores.
  • Easy Orange Brownies- You will need some brownie mix and whole oranges. Get an orange and then cut half an inch on the top. Keep the top of the fruit. Get a spoon and then scrape the insides of the orange. Fill the orange with your brownie mixture. Place the top of the orange back to cover the brownie mix. Wrap and completely cover the orange in the foil. Allow the orange wrap to cook over the coals for 15 to 25 minutes or until the brownies fillings are done.

You now have a campfire menu on your next trip! As you can see the recipes are quite simple to do by campers and don’t require any advanced cooking skills. As things go, just prepare the goodies, ingredients, add a good foil and some basic cooking skills and you’re ready!

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Harriet Simpson posted 28 April 2020

I would just replace some of the ingredients with organic cayenne pepper powder as it is so much better for your health. I just keep a small bottle of it whenever I go camping.

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