Making a simple meal over a fire is a perfect way to end a day in the great outdoors.

There’s nothing like a good campfire meal when you’re hungry and out in the fresh air! These E-Z Campfire Cookin’ Recipes will whet your appetite for a camping trip.

Dear Fellow Camper,

Whether you are a backpacker that’s into hiking in the wilderness, a tent camper that wants all of the comforts of home, a hunter on a hunting trip or you are one that likes to hit the trail on wheels in your RV camper, this can turn your camping food disasters into scrumptious delights with these E-Z Campfire Cookin’ recipes.

But first let me share with you:

The #1 Recipe for Camping or What to Bring Camping from Home

First and foremost, what you need to bring from home to take to camp is a laid-back, casual attitude and a great sense of humor. Since there is no way that you can cook at camp the same way you do at home, why bother trying?

The reason that you decided to go camping in the first place was for a little fun and relaxation and to have a more natural, and a little more primitive adventure. Along with this camping adventure comes the giving up of the amenities of the 21st century.

Forget about the gourmet cooking utensils and the microwave (unless you are in an RV). Keep in mind that if you could bring your modern kitchen with all of the modern conveniences with you to camp (and we have all seen people try) you would also be bringing all of the house work that goes with it, and that’s NOT what you are coming to camp for!

BUT HEY, a little ash ain’t gonna kill ya!

Cooking over a campfire is one of those things in life that you just can’t explain to someone that’s never done it. Everyone knows of the toasted, melted, burned, dropped in ash and wiped off marshamallow treat loved by kids of all ages. But, even better is the smell of bacon or cobbler or beans mixed with the smoke from burning oak or pine. You can’t bottle that smell!

And, the taste! Dude, hang on while I wipe the drool off my chin. You’ve got to try real campfire food to appreciate it. Stuff that you’d dump in the trash at home is a delicacy in the wild.

OK, so I’ve convinced you that you’ve got to go start a fire and cook something. How do you do it? Well, here’s the more common ways to cook on a campfire. Each method has its place and anyone you ask will tell you their favorite. Try them all and broaden your culinary delights.

  • On a Stick - This is the most common way of cooking at campfires for kids. Stick a hotdog on a stick, give it to the kid, and let him cook. It’s a great way to warm up simple food like that, but it is also a useful way to cook individual servings.
  • On a Grill - Just like barbequeing on the gas grill at home.
  • In Foil - Wrap up your food, toss it in the coals, and wait awhile. Everyone gets to put their own meal together just the way they want.
  • In Coals - Forget the foil, just put the food right in the coals.
  • In Dutch Oven - With a dutch oven, you are set! Anything you want, you can have.

One of the highlights of most camping trips is gathering around the campfire for food and conversation. You can take it a step above smores and hot dogs by finding ways to cook meals over an open fire. Kids like to get involved in cooking their own meals, and doing so teaches them self-sufficiency. Choose easy meals that youngsters love and can be cooked safely with adult supervision.

Breakfast is an important meal for kids while camping. It should give them energy to be able to get through the day and participate in camping activities such as bike riding, hiking, swimming and paddling. You can use an 8-inch skillet to cook breakfast items over the fire, such as pancakes and sausage or eggs and bacon. You can also use a muffin tin to create individual breakfasts for little fingers. It is a good suggestion that you line the muffin tin with nonstick spray. Add eggs, shredded cheese, cooked potato and fresh vegetables to make an omelet.

A campfire dinner is always popular when camping. Take special care when you allow kids to cook or be around a fire to avoid burns. Using a stick, you can add hot dogs and sausages, so kids can make their own food. You also can use a grate or tripod grill to place over hot wood or coals. This gives you more options and allows you to complete a meal with grilled vegetables, shish kabobs, steak, chicken and hamburger. Hobo Dinners are also popular with kids because they can help prepare the meal. Line heavy duty aluminum foil with a beef patty and top with vegetables, such as carrots, onions and peppers.

For kids who have a sweet tooth, using pre-made items can create a tasty desert. Applesauce doughnuts are fun for kids to prepare. Take a cinnamon and sugar doughnut and slice in half. Lightly spray the doughnut with butter-flavored cooking spray to avoid sticking. Add two large tablespoons of chunky applesauce and wrap tightly with a large piece of aluminum foil. Hold it together with a camp sandwich maker (or a pie iron) and place it over hot coals for five to 10 minutes on each side. Kids also enjoy making hot sandwiches by taking two slices of bread and adding the filling of their choice, such as ham and cheese, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese or peanut butter and jelly.

Most people know how to make s`mores, pudgy pies, and basic grilled campfire meals. You don’t need recipes or instructions to prepare these traditional campfire meals and treats. Although these classic campfire meals and treats are delicious and fairly easy to make, it’s nice to have something different to dine on while camping with family and friends.

Impress your family and friends with the fun and easy campfire meals and treats in E-Z Campfire Cookin’. These campfire meals and treats are definitely different, and these recipes are very easy to prepare. Try these delicious campfire meals and treats on your next camping trip. The recipes are easy to follow, easy to throw together, and definitely delicious.

E-Z Campfire Cookin’ contains over 320 campfire cooking recipes along with other helpful hints and tips. Such as:

Here are a few recipes that are in E-Z Campfire Cookin’

Chocolate Syrup
Instant Cocoa

Brew coffee as normal. Pour instant cocoa into mug. Add coffee and mix. Add chocolate syrup and cinnamon to taste and enjoy!

A Hell Of A Breakfast
Fry up a batch of potatoes that have been soaked in salt water overnight. Fry up 1 pound or so of bacon, salt pork or fat back. Crumble the fat back or bacon. Put potatoes in a skillet and fry. Add crumbled fat back or bacon. Break on top of potatoes, 4 to 5 eggs, depending on how many people you want to feed and let the eggs start getting hard, then stir like hell, until everything blends together. Sounds crude but it’s really good.

Baked Egg
Make a stiff paste of mud or clay and cover the eggs completely with it. Rake aside the campfire coals, place mud covered eggs on the hot ground, push coals back and cook for about 20 minutes.

Breakfast Burritos
Potatoes (fresh or canned)

Scramble eggs, fry potatoes, grate cheese. Once everything is cooked, add whatever you want to a tortilla, roll it up and eat it. Note: It’s fast, each person makes it the way he likes it and the only clean up is the frying pans.

Keep It Simple Hamburger Foil #2
4 to 6 oz. ground beef
1 med. or lg. potato, peeled and sliced
1 med. or lg. onion, peeled and sliced
1 med. or lg carrot, peeled and sliced
2 tbsp. water
aluminum foil, heavy

Lay a piece of foil flat (shiny side up, it cooks better that way). Put a layer of potatoes, then a layer of onions and carrots. On top of that place the ground beef in a patty form on the layer of potatoes and onions. Add salt and pepper. Then put the rest of the potatoes, carrots and onions on top. Fold up the foil, sides first. Then fold one end of the foil and pour the water in the open end and then fold it closed. Place the foil wrapped meal on the coals for 15 to 20 minutes. (folded side up first) Then turn over the foil wrapped meal to folded side and cook another 5 minutes. Take off coals and enjoy. Add additional salt and pepper if needed. Note: You do not need to poke wholes in foil with this method.

Beer Batter Fish Fillets
Allow 1/2 pound fish fillets or two small, cleaned pan fish per person.
1 cup buttermilk pancake mix
3/4 cup beer
1/4 cup cooking oil
parsley, dill, lemon

Using a small bowl, blend the buttermilk pancake mix with the beer, using a fork. Whip the batter until smooth and the consistency of heavy cream. Blot the fillets dry using a napkin or paper towel, and dip in the batter. Heat the oil in a skillet and fry the fillets until golden brown on the outside. The meat should be moist and shiny on the inside. Be careful not to overcook - fillet should flake easily when tested with a fork. Serve with a sprinkle of dill and garnish with parsley and lemon slice.

Camping T-Bones
2-4 Porterhouse T-Bones
Santa Maria’s Seasoning
Worchestershire Sauce
Lawry’s Season Salt
Salt and Pepper

First, marinate the steaks, start off with the Lawry’s season salt, then next the salt and pepper. After that, put on the Santa Maria Seasoning and top it off with a few splashes of the Worshetershire sauce. Do both sides of steaks like that and also tenderize the steak by taking a fork and stab the steak all over. After marinating for at least 3 hours (24 hours is ideal), place on camp grill, 5 minutes on each side. Then check and eat at desired doneness.

Corn on the Cob #3
Corn on cob with husks on, but with silk removed
Butter (stick works best)
Aluminum foil

Pull back husk and remove the silk. Put liberal amount of butter on corn. Put husks back over again. Wrap in foil. Put on hot grill or campfire coals turning once in a while. Leave on grill or coals 15-30 minutes. Corn won’t burn too fast. Be careful very hot when husking corn. Add salt and pepper if desired, the corn is already buttered. It’s MMMMMM MMMMMM good!!

Texas Campfire Chili
1 1/2 lbs. trimmed chuck, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 c. spicy tomato juice
1 c. beef broth
1 tsp. worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tbsp. masa corn flour
1 tbsp. water

Brown meat and onions, drain. Add all ingredients, except masa and water, and simmer over low heat for 2 hours, adding more tomato juice if needed. Combine masa and water. Whisk until smooth. Add to bubbling chili and continue cooking for 15 minutes or until thickened. Garnish with shredded cheese, sour cream and sliced jalapeno peppers, if desired.

Sausage Gravy For Chicken Fried Steak
1 lb. sage-flavored bulk pork sausage
2 tbsp. finely chopped onion
6 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 quart milk
½ tsp. poultry seasoning
½ tsp. ground nutmeg
¼ tsp. salt
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
1 dash hot pepper sauce

Crumble sausage into a large saucepan; cook over medium-low heat. Add onion; cook and stir until transparent. Drain, discarding all but 2 tablespoons of drippings. Stir in flour; cook over medium-low heat about 6 minutes or until mixture bubbles and turns golden. Stir in milk. Add seasonings; cook, stirring, until thickened. Serve over biscuits or over chicken fried steak.

Campfire Bread
3 c. self rising flour
1 c. butter
1 can beer

Mix flour and beer together. Spread large fry pan with 1/2 cup butter. Make a ball of the flour and flatten with hands. Place in fry pan and cook ten minutes. Place remaining butter on top of flour with fingers. Then flip and cook ten min. on that side. When cool, cut or tear and eat.

3 Minute Pizza
1 pkg. pita bread
1 can spaghetti sauce
1 cup grated mozerella cheese
1 pkg. sliced pepperoni
Any other toppings as desired
aluminum foil

Cut pita in half and spoon spaghetti sauce into pocket spreading evenly. Add mozerella and pepperoni and any other "toppings" you wish. Wrap in heavy duty foil and place in coals. Cook for 1 1/2 minutes on each side. (You just want it to get warm and to melt the cheese. For really hot coals this is plenty of time.) Comment: Serve with salad for a quick meal or it makes a great campfire snack!

Apple Pie on a Stick

Place apple on stick and roast above fire until the skin starts to peal and the apple turns brown. While still hot, roll in sugar and cinnamon combination. Then continue roasting apple until glaze forms. Eat off glaze and if you wish double dip in sugar and cinnamon mix. Bake until glazed again. Continue until apple is gone.

Banana Cream Pie
4 ripe bananas
1 small box instant vanilla pudding
1 cup graham cracker crumbs (or 1 graham cracker sheet per person, crushed in a ziploc bag.)
1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup heavy cream

Slice 1 banana per person in individual bowls. Put milk, cream, and pudding mix in a clean, empty 20 oz soda bottle or similar sized container that will not leak. Shake pudding until thick and most of the lumps are either gone or very small (about 3-5 minutes - great activity for kids!) Scoop pudding over the bananas (if using soda bottle, you can cut the top off of the bottle to make this easier.) Sprinkle each serving with 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs.

Beef Jerky
2 lb. round steak (or flank or brisket)
1/4 c. soy sauce
1 tbsp. Worcestershire
1/4 tsp. each pepper and garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. hickory smoke-flavored salt

Trim and discard fat from meat. Cut meat in 1/8 to 1/4 thick slices. In a bowl combine all but meat. Stir until seasonings dissolve. Add meat and mix thoroughly. Let stand one hour. Shake off excess liquid and put meat slices on oven racks or shallow baking pan. Dry meat at lowest possible oven temp (maybe 180 or 200) until it is brown, hard, and dry. Can take as long as 24 hours.

Barbeque Pork
Pork ribs (2 per person)
Jar of barbeque sauce (any brand)

In Dutch oven, over hot coals, braise ribs until brown. Smother ribs with sauce until covered. Then place lid on oven and over hot coals. Leave for a couple of hours until ribs are tender and fall apart.

And many, many more recipes. These are just a few samples of the recipes in
E-Z Campfire Cookin’.

But E-Z Campfire Cookin’ is not just a recipe cookbook. It also contains helpful hints and tips such as:

  • How to Stock a Basic Pantry
  • A Description of Herbs and Spices
  • Kitchen Charts - Cooking Terms
  • Kitchen Charts - Measurements
  • Cooking Measurements
  • Standard Can Sizes
  • Useful Cooking Measurement Substitutions
  • Food Storage Limits at 70 degrees
  • Caring For Your Dutch Oven With Dutch Oven Tips
  • Dutch Oven Accessories Prioritized Cooking Tools
  • And Several How to Fix Cooking Mistakes

This information and all recipes are intended for outdoor cookin’ over a campfire using a Dutch oven, the campfire coals using aluminum foil, a grill over the camp fire, a heavy skillet (cast iron), the campfire cooking tripod or a portable BBQ grill. You can also cook them on your stove, oven or crockpot if you wish.

And also included in E-Z Campfire Cookin’are the folowing tips and help you with campfire cooking:
  • Campfires - What kind of wood should I burn? (different woods and their heat value)
  • Wood Chart - The burning characteristics of different woods
  • Camp Cooking Tips - Several quick camp cooking recipes
  • Dutch Oven Cooking - How many briquettes DO I use?
    1. The Multiplication Method
    2. The Lodge Method
    3. Another Method

These charts let you know what the best burning woods are and their heat values, the burning qualities of different woods and how many briquettes to use for the different sizes of Dutch ovens.


Just a quick recap of what is in E-Z Campfire Cookin’

  • Over 320 campfire cooking recipes along with other helpful hints and tips.

  • Get Instructions On How to Stock a Basic Pantry

  • A Description of The Most Commonly Used Herbs and Spices And What They Are Used In.

  • A Large Number Of Kitchen Charts (cooking terms, measurements, etc.).

  • A Chart Telling You The Most Common Food Storage Limits at 70 degrees.

  • Caring For Your Dutch Oven With Dutch Oven Tips And Prioritized Cooking Tools.

  • A List Of Several How to Fix Cooking Mistakes.

  • and MORE!  

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