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The Best Camping Recipes For Two

Best Camping Recipes

Camping trip food does not have to be limited to hot dogs and cold-cut sandwiches, though there is nothing wrong with that. Roasting a hot dog on a stick is one of the simple pleasures of life that should be enjoyed whenever possible. However, even on a camping trip, eating hot dogs day after day can get old. Here are some camping recipes for easy camping meals for two that are simple and easy once you get your fill of hot dogs on your next camping trip.


Chicken is great, and there are many meal ideas when cooked over an open fire. However, making sure that chicken is completely cooked can be difficult in a camping atmosphere. An easy solution to this hearty meal is to cook the chicken before the camping trip and simply grill it once you are there.

Chicken breast can be broiled, baked, or even microwaved the day before a trip and refrigerated until it is ready to use. After the precooking, the chicken can be soaked in a marinate until cooking at camp if you wish. Chicken can then be grilled over the open fire after a long day of hiking or used in a heavy-duty aluminum foil pouch with other ingredients. Sliced carrots, diced potatoes, and other vegetables can be placed in the aluminum foil pouch. Leave plenty of liquids in the pouch to avoid burning.

Another simple camp recipe with simple ingredients is to grill fresh fish. Place filleted fish or whole fish in aluminum foil shaped into a cup. Add plenty of butter, garlic, onion, or other seasoning to the foil cup and cook until done.


Precooked Polish sausage, kielbasa, or other sausage can also be wrapped in aluminum foil with vegetables and slowly cooked to make a simple camping meal. Allowing the ground beef sausage and vegetables to cook slowly will allow the vegetables to soak up the sausage taste for one of the most delicious meals ever eaten at a campfire.


Grilling steaks over a campfire is another simple camping recipe. Hickory is probably best for grilling steak, but oak and maple, which are more common in most firewood piles, will also work fine. Avoid pine if at all possible.

Perhaps the most useful cooking tool for camping is the Dutch oven. This large one-pot meal with a tight lid can be used to make everything from main courses to desserts, and best of all, it makes all of them simple to make. While too heavy for backpacking trips, the Dutch oven is great for car camping.

Pork Chops

My favorite simple camping recipe for the Dutch oven is to place strips of browned pork chops in the oven with a variety of vegetables, a package of onion soup, and two cups of water. This simple camping recipe is placed in the oven and allowed to heat until it boils. Stir the contents, remove from high heat, and place the lid on top. Allow to cook in the Dutch oven for about an hour, and enjoy.

Using Hamburger For Your Favorite Camping Meals

Everyone in your camping group has had a full day of outdoor activities. The day is winding down, and everyone is hungry. They want something good to eat, and they want it right now. There is nothing more versatile and quickly prepared than a hamburger. We will look at three fast and easy camping dinner recipes using hamburgers. All of these recipes can be cooked on a campfire or cooking stove.

The ingredients for our first recipe are one lb hamburger for every four people, one medium onion, one medium green pepper, and two medium potatoes for every pound of hamburger fixed. You will need two skillets. The first skillet needs to be sprayed with a pan coating. Place your potatoes sliced for frying or cut into small chunks in this skillet. Let the potatoes get about half done, then add your diced onion and pepper.

Use your second cast iron pan to brown your hamburger when you have your red potatoes, red onion, peppers, or other fresh vegetables at campfire cooking. When the hamburger is done, pour off all but a small amount of the grease and mix the two skillets. Cover and let this cook until the potatoes are done. Before serving, add the cheese of your choice and let it melt over the top. This skillet fry seems to please hungry campers every time.

Hamburger Steak For A Camping Experience And Easy Camping Lunches

One pound of hamburger will make two good-sized steaks for the hungry adult camper. For each pound of hamburger, you will need about half an onion and half a pepper. Make each pound of hamburger into two balls. Lay a piece of waxed paper on your table. Place another piece of waxed paper on top, and mash the balls flat with your hand.

The thinner you get them, the faster they will fry. Work them into an oblong shape. Remove the wax paper and place the steaks in your skillet to fry. Slice your onions and peppers, and fry in the same pan as your hamburger. Mix a package of brown gravy with water in a sauce pot and boil. Once finished, place on a plate, cover them with peppers and onions, and spoon brown gravy over the top. This can also be served over a bed of rice.

Meatball Sandwiches On A Camping Trip Are Great Options

It’s really easy, but some work needs to be done at home. Place the cooked meatballs into freezer bags and freeze. When you pack for camping, put the frozen meatballs in your cooler on top of the ice. When you are ready to cook them in a frying pan, they should have started to thaw.

Place them in a skillet and thaw them the rest of the way on low heat. When completely melted, pour them into a small jar of spaghetti sauce and heat until the sauce boils. Place three or four meatballs in a split hoagie roll and spoon on some extra sauce. Then sprinkle on mozzarella cheese or some of your other favorite toppings. Meatball sandwiches on a camping trip are easy camping recipes for your road trips.

Now, you have three easy camping dinner recipes using hamburgers. Use your imagination and experiment, and you can develop many more. To speed up the preparation time, chop or slice the onions, peppers, and potatoes for these and place them in Ziploc bags in your cooler.

Breakfast Eggs In Foil Bowls Are Great Foil Packet Meals

We all need a good breakfast sandwich and give ourselves a great start when camping or any day. What better way to build your energy than with a delicious breakfast of comfort food cooked in a foil bowl? It is easy to prepare and a clever way to start your day. Made with Eggland’s Best Eggs this recipe includes seasonings, cheddar cheese, breakfast sausage and bacon, definitely a hearty bowl not intended for the light of appetite. Eat half of one of these and save the rest for tomorrow, or maybe someone else in the camp will be more than happy to finish yours for you.

Sheepherder’s Breakfast And Most Important Meal Of The Day

This is an excellent dish with minimal ingredients to enjoy with toast, milk, juice, or coffee. I can’t imagine anyone who would not find this recipe a big hit. I know that when my parents took us camping, a one-dish meal like this was typical for breakfast and dinner. What’s not to like is that you get pretty much everything that you need all in one pot. This is a recipe you would want to pass on to your kids to share with their kids on their camping trips.

Ham & Jack Pudgy Pie

This is a switch from the usual pie we think of, but man, is it a great one. Simple to make, taking all 10 minutes, grilling your sourdough bread with some diced ham, mushrooms, salsa for a bit of a kick, and some spicy pepper Jack cheese, wow! Make these as hearty as you like, but do make them. I would enjoy some good potato salad, this sandwich, and some fresh fruit, which is always nice to have when camping. If you want to kick it up a notch, you can add some bacon to this, something I have to admit my husband is a big fan of.

Pot of S’mores

I can’t imagine there is any kid that does not or did not know what campfire símores are, and man, did we love to devour them. There is only one thing that is difficult about this recipe: waiting to dig into this delicious camping tradition. This recipe includes some sweetened condensed milk and butterscotch chips which makes these traditional snacks very nontraditional. Give your campers a twist on what they will be expecting, I believe they will become their all time favorite and will continue to be included in future camp outs and desert recipes.

Individual Campfire Stew For Easy Camping Dinners

What a great idea! These individual packages filled with a beef patty and topped with shredded hash brown potatoes and diced carrots make dinner a personal experience. You can include your children or whoever is camping with you to create their parcel, and they can even design it to their taste by including or excluding the recommended ingredients. I love bacon and more bacon, so I would add this to the recipe, which does kick it up a notch.

These are a few simple and easy camping recipes for two that can be made in the great outdoors. By using precooked meats and other simple essential recipes, camping does not have to mean bland food.

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