Cooking is a staple of camping. Most people can’t remember everything they did on their last camping trip, but can remember those great campfire meals.
Here is a list of easy camping recipes for you to try on your next camping adventure. All of these camping meal ideas and easy camping recipes can be cooked over an open fire, or on a traditional camping stove.
Garlic Butter Campfire Corn
To make ahead: Store the wrapped corn in a refrigerator or cold cooler for up to 1 day.
Grilled Corn is an incredibly simple and easy camping recipe. Add some garlic and butter and you have a delicious campfire meal.
Find out more about this garlic butter campfire corn recipe here – https://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/258991/garlic-butter-campfire-corn/
Campfire Trail Mix
This is another simple, easy camping recipe. Campfire trail mix is the perfect camping meal idea for those on the go that need a quick snack.
Find out more about this campfire trail mix recipe here – https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/216594/mountain-trail-mix/
This is another one of our favorite camping meal ideas. Campfire hash is an extremely quick and easy camping recipe that is always tasty. If you enjoy potatoes and kielbasa, this is one of the best camping recipes.
Learn more about this recipe here – https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/campfire-hash/
Campfire Pancakes with Peanut Maple Syrup
This another one of our favorite easy camping recipes. It’s also one of the greatest camping breakfast ideas. The campfire pancakes are also great as a make ahead camping meal. Pancakes are always delicious, even for dinner!
Find out more about this recipe here – https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/campfire-pancakes-with-peanut-maple-syrup/
Campfire Baked Beans
Campfire Baked Beans are another one of our favorite easy camping recipes. Incredibly simple to make means they are always one of our staple camping recipes. Another plus is they smell great while slow cooking on the campfire.
Find out more about this recipe here – https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/campfire-beans/
The Best Campfire Beans and Weenies
Ingredients (serves 6)
Set a cast-iron pot over your campfire (on a rack, hanging from a tripod, etc), or over high heat on the stove. Add the bratwurst slices and let cook until they begin to brown and some fat is released, stirring often, 4-5 minutes.
Add the onion, bell peppers, and garlic to the pot and cook until softened and starting to turn golden in spots, 5-7 minutes. Add the drained beans, beer (or water), barbecue sauce, and a big pinch of salt and pepper; stir to combine. Move it to indirect heat (or lower the heat on a stove) and let it bubble until it has thickened up and the flavors have had time to come together, 10-12 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed before serving.
To prepare the recipe for camping:
Place the sliced brats in one zippered baggie and all of the veggies in another zippered baggie. Combine the beans and barbecue sauce in a larger zippered baggie. Pack beer/water and salt and pepper separately since you can use them for more things. I recommend using heavy duty quality baggies when packing for camping. Line them up, zippered top facing up in your cooler or individual containers (however you like to pack).
Beans and Weenies are one of my personal favorite easy camping recipes. They’re a meal I have been eating since childhood. Therefore any easy camping recipes list deserves to have our personal staple camping recipe.
Learn more about this recipe here – https://www.allroadsleadtothe.kitchen/2016/07/best-campfire-beans-weenies.html
Camping Breakfast Burritos
Breakfast Burritos are another one of our favorite easy camping recipes. The possibilities are endless with what you can put in them. The amount of creativity makes camping breakfast burritos one of the best camping breakfast ideas.
Find out more about this recipe here – https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/camping-breakfast-burritos/d68363d7-afc4-40e5-8318-97c249cebd42
Walking Tacos For Camping
Walking tacos are another one of the best easy camping recipes. Making the entire camping meal in the bag of chips makes for an easy clean up. Mix up the recipe with different flavors of chips for some added creativity for your next campfire meals.
Find out more about this recipe here – https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/walking-tacos/
1 sleeve graham crackers, broken into squares
1 (12-oz.) bag marshmallows
1 bar Hershey’s chocolate, cut into squares
This is one of our favorite easy camping recipes. The camping recipe takes a standard S’more and turns it into a skillet dish. The main reason this camping meal idea happened was because S’mores are so messy to make and eat. This easy recipe takes the messiness out of the equation.
To find out more about this easy camping recipe, visit here – https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a20897848/campfire-smores-recipe/
Campfire Cast Iron Brats
Add more spice to this easy camping recipe with your pick of hot peppers. This is a timeless camping recipe that is always a staple on our camping trips. Campfire cast iron brats are in our opinion, one of the best camping meal ideas you can pick.
Find out more about this campfire cast iron brats recipe here – https://www.freshoffthegrid.com/cast-iron-brats-peppers-onions/
Campfire Beef Kebabs
Once all of your skewers are assembled and your fire has died down, spread your coals out into a two inch thick bed and put your grill grate over it. The closer you can get your grate to the coals the better your kebabs will cook.
Let them cook about 3 to 5 minutes, then flip them over (make sure you’re using your tongs or gloves or you’ll end up with roasted fingers) and cook them for another 3 to 5 minutes.
Cooking times can vary quite a bit due to the heat of your coals, the proximity of your grate to your heat source, how cold it is outside, and how windy it is.
To test to see if your kebabs are done, pull a piece of the meat off of one of the skewers and cut it open slightly. If it’s not ready yet, simply slide it back onto the skewer and cook it until it is.
Campfire Beef Kebabs can be one of the best make ahead camping meals. Prepare the skewers before leaving home and you have one of the best easy camping recipes once at the campsite.
Find out more about this campfire beef kebab recipe here – https://www.easycampfirerecipes.com/campfire-beef-kebabs/