One of the nice things about having an RV is that there’s a kitchen for making healthy and hearty meals—but that doesn’t mean you can’t cook dinner over the campfire!
Cooking around the campfire can be a great way to bring the family together, and there’s something special about cooking over an open fire. You can always go the hot dog on a stick route, but there’s so much more you can do over an open flame and hot coals.
Here are five great campfire recipes to try. Bear in mind, you don’t have to cook these over an open fire, but it adds to the experience.
Salsa Verde Chicken & Rice Foil Packets
Bring a little south-of-the-border spice to your campsite with some Salsa Verde Chicken & Rice Foil Packets. This simple recipe takes about 10 minutes to prep and between 30 and 50 minutes to cook. The use of tin foil in a campfire is a smart way to cook up almost anything. With a little bit of prep work and a simple marinade, all you need to do is seal up everything in foil packets and turn those packets occasionally. After the chicken and rice cook, it’s ready to serve.
One Pot Chili
If you have a large Dutch oven and a campfire, you have all you need to make some killer chili, minus the ingredients, of course. This simple recipe will take you back to the Old West through the use of simple ingredients and spices. Everything you need can be found at any grocery store. Prep time only takes about five to 10 minutes. From there, you let the food cook for about an hour. Once done, you and your family are ready to enjoy a wonderful, hearty bowl of chili!
Grilled Shrimp Packets
Need something with a little seafood? Break out the tin foil, shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes, and spices and have one of the best meals of the summer – Grilled Shrimp Packets. While this particular recipe says to use an oven, you can disregard that and use your campfire. Prep time takes about 10 minutes and cook time is 15 minutes. All you do is combine all ingredients in your foil pouches, turn the pouches as needed over the fire, and then serve when everything’s cooked through.
Kielbasa Fried Cabbage Skillet
The Kielbasa Fried Cabbage Skillet takes a little more work than the other recipes on this list, but it’s worth the wait. For about 30 minutes of prep work and roughly another 30 of cooking time, you’ll have a dish that puts most to shame. You don’t have to cook this over an open fire, but it makes it a little more fun. Get your Dutch oven or large cast iron skillet out for this one. The tasty cabbage and sausage will make this slightly more laborious recipe worth it.
Surf ‘n Turf Foil Packets
A classic dish not usually cooked over a campfire, Surf ‘n Turf Foil Packets bring the joys of shrimp and steak to wherever you set up camp. With a prep time of about 10 minutes and a cook time of 25 minutes, you’ll be enjoying this fantastic meal in no time. Turn your packets occasionally, to ensure that the meat cooks evenly. Also, make sure to check the steak regularly so you get it cooked just the way you like.
These are just a few of the nearly limitless campfire recipe options. What are some of your favorites? Leave a comment below.