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Quick and Easy Campfire Recipes

I don't know about you but I love camping! Being outdoors, relaxing, no phone, no Internet, just you, nature, and your friends and family! Dinner around the campfire is always a fun time because everyone gets to catch up and discuss all the fun activities that were had throughout the day. Why miss out on that time cleaning and preparing for a meal when you could be sitting down and enjoying it? Here are some deliciously mouth watering meals that are quick and easy and won't leave you cleaning and preparing throughout most of your dinner sit down time!

-Try to prepare as much food ahead of time as possible. Brown your chopped meat, create any tin foil packets (more about that below) ahead of time and place foil packs in ziplock bags, wash and chop all veggies etc.
-It's always good to bring a few bags of salad to compliment your meals and at least 2 flavored dressings. It's quick, easy, and pairs great with any meal.

Taco Bag:

1-1/4 lbs. cooked taco seasoned ground beef/turkey
10-12 snack-size packages (1-ounce each) of doritos or fritos
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 head of chopped lettuce
2 chopped tomatoes
Sour cream
Taco Sauce

Directions: After your meat is seasoned and cooked have each each person that you are feeding grab the chip bag of their choice and have them slightly crush the chips in the bag.
Open your bag of chips at the top and add your meat directly over the chips
Add all the toppings of your choice, pass out forks, and eat right out of the bag!
filling and yummy as well as being super easy to clean up makes this meal a hit for all camping trips.

Sausage Hero:

Precooked sausage (to avoid under cooking)
Sweet Baby Ray BBQ Sauce
Sandwich Rolls
Tin Foil
Garlic powder

Directions: Put onions, peppers, garlic, and bbq sauce in a tin foil packet and place it on top of your campfire (cook until warm)
Put your sausage on a stick and roast it over your open campfire!
Grab your sandwich rolls once the food is done cooking and place the sausage in it. Top your sandwich with your delicious pepper and onions and also add the sauerkraut and/or relish if you feel like going all out!

Pizza Calzone:

Defrosted self-rising crust pizza
Tin foil
Cooking Spray

Directions: Spray your tin foil with cooking spray
Place your defrosted frozen pizza on top of your foil and fold it in 1/2 pinching the crust together to form a little pizza packet. Close the foil around your pizza packet and toss that baby on the campfire until golden brown. Perfecto!

Cheesy Ranch Chicken:

Boneless skinless chicken breast
1 ranch packet
Bread crumbs
Parmesan cheese
Tin foil
Shredded cheddar cheese
Sliced potatoes

Directions:Create ranch mixture (that covers about 6 chicken breasts) by combining ranch packet, 3/4 cup bread crumbs, and 3/4 cup of Parmesan cheese.
Dip chicken breast into melted butter then into ranch mixture and then place the ranch covered chicken on the foil. Add sliced  potatoes and broccoli as well as a nice pile of shredded cheddar cheese and wrap up your foil packet. Cook until chicken breast are cooked throughout (about 30 minute depending on your fire)

Do those sound delicious or what?! What's your go to camping trip meal?

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  1. The taco bag I have to try, not sure why i never think to do it! We usually just do hamburgers and hotdogs.

    1. It is so easy and quick to clean up, oh....and it's super yummy!

  2. This all just makes me hungry and sounds so good!!! I love a good bonfire and beer though.. call me crazy lol

    Happy Monday!

    1. I totally agree! Nothing beats a bonfire and a beer on a nice summer or fall night and yummy food on top of that


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