There’s nothing like cooking underneath an open sky and over a roaring fire, but fussing around with utensils is the last thing you want to do. Here are seven classic campfire recipes that only take minutes to prepare and are tasty enough to please all your fellow campers.

1. Hobo dinners

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Despite their name, hobo dinners are probably better suited for camping than anything else. This meal provides all the basic food groups—meat, vegetable A, vegetable B, and butter—in one convenient package. It can also be incredibly cheap depending on the type of meat you use.

You can find a detailed recipe here.

2. Muffins in an orange

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This classic campfire dessert is probably the easiest to make on this list. Simply cut a good-sized orange in two halves and empty them out, and then scoop muffin mix into the cavity. Wrap with foil and throw into a fire. It’s an endearing and foolproof recipe that both kids and adults will enjoy, as long as you don’t burn them. Nobody likes burnt muffins.

You can find a detailed recipe here.

3. Campfire breadsticks

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This recipe is great if you don’t mind a little bit of dirt on your food—which is something you can’t really avoid anyhow. Grab some breadstick dough at the store or make your own, season it to be either savory or sweet, and then wrap it a round a clean-ish twig and cook over an open fire. This is probably even easier to make than the orange muffins.

You can find a detailed recipe here.

4. Banana boat

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Have a sweet tooth but also want some fresh fruit? The classic banana boat gets the job done and is super easy on the wallet. Simply slit a banana lengthwise and fill it with chocolate chips and small marshmallows. Wrap in foil and bake over an open fire.

You can find a detailed recipe here.

5. Breakfast burrito

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Enough with dessert, how about some breakfast instead? Since you might not have access to clean water, we recommend that you prepare this at home ahead of time. All it takes is some cheese, eggs, sausage, tortilla, and potatoes to start your day with a warm breakfast burrito.

You can find a detailed recipe here.

6. Stuffed onions

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Stuffed what? Yes, onions can be be emptied out using a melon baller and are excellent stuffed. Fill with meat, cornbread, pepper, and cheese and wrap in foil before throwing into a fire. The onion will infuse everything with flavor and keep things moist, but actually eating it is only optional. If you are camping out with people with sensitive noses, we suggest you leave the onion alone.

You can find a detailed recipe here.

7. Fresh fish in foil

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If you haven’t had fresh fish over a campfire, it is definitely something you should try. Both fish in foil and on a stick are both legitimate options, but if you like moist, baked-in flavor, we recommend going with foil. Plus, it lets you throw on other ingredients and additional spices as needed.

You can find a very simple recipe below.

Image from Colin Browne on the flickr Creative Commons

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One thought on “7 Great Campfire Recipes That Only Take Minutes to Prepare

  1. Campfire breadsticks are a good idea, but i recently saw some people grilling hot dogs over a campfire spitted on an oleander twig. Might want to mention that Oleander is poisonous.

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