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June 2023 06

Campfire Cooking: Satisfy Your Outdoor Appetite with Three Recipes


Welcome to the great outdoors, where the crackling campfire and the aroma of delicious food intertwine to create unforgettable memories. There’s something truly magical about cooking over an open fire, surrounded by nature’s embrace. Whether you’re embarking on a camping adventure or simply enjoying a backyard bonfire, we’ve got you covered with three mouth-watering campfire recipes that will elevate your outdoor dining experience.

In this blog post, we’ll take you on a culinary journey through the wilderness, featuring hearty meals and delectable snacks that are easy to prepare, yet bursting with flavour. From a steaming pot of campfire chilli to ooey-gooey s’mores, these recipes are sure to satisfy your appetite and leave you craving for more.

But cooking in the great outdoors isn’t just about the food—it’s an experience that engages all your senses. The sound of sizzling ingredients, the warmth of the fire, and the camaraderie of sharing meals with loved ones under the starry sky make these moments truly special. So, gather around the campfire, grab your cooking tools, and let’s get started on a culinary adventure that will leave you with lasting memories.

Campfire Chili
A hearty and flavorful chilli cooked over an open fire, perfect for warming up during camping trips.

• 1 pound ground beef
• 1 onion, diced
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
• 1 can diced tomatoes
• 1 can tomato sauce
• 2 tablespoons chilli powder
• 1 teaspoon cumin
• Salt and pepper to taste
• Optional toppings: shredded cheese, chopped green onions, sour cream

• Dutch oven or large cast-iron pot
• Long-handled wooden spoon
• Heat-resistant gloves or tongs

1. Heat the Dutch oven over the campfire, placing it on a grate or tripod.
2. Add the ground beef, onion, and garlic to the pot. Cook until the beef is browned and the onion is translucent.
3. Add the kidney beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chilli powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine.
4. Cover the Dutch oven with its lid and let the chilli simmer over the campfire for about 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally.
5. Serve the campfire chilli hot, with optional toppings like shredded cheese, chopped green onions, and sour cream.


Campfire Quesadillas
Delicious and easy-to-make quesadillas cooked over an open fire, filled with melted cheese and flavorful ingredients.

• Flour tortillas
• Shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a blend)
• Optional fillings: cooked chicken, sautéed peppers and onions, sliced mushrooms, etc.
• Salsa, guacamole, or sour cream for dipping

Cast-iron skillet or griddle
Heat-resistant gloves or tongs

1. Preheat a cast-iron skillet or griddle on the campfire.
2. Place a tortilla on the skillet and sprinkle a layer of shredded cheese evenly over half of the tortilla.
3. Add your desired fillings on top of the cheese.
4. Fold the tortilla in half, covering the fillings, and press it down gently with a spatula.
5. Cook the quesadilla for a few minutes on each side, until the cheese is melted and the tortilla is golden brown.
6. Remove the quesadilla from the skillet and cut it into wedges.
7. Serve the campfire quesadillas hot with salsa, guacamole, or sour cream for dipping.


Campfire S’mores
A classic campfire treat featuring a gooey marshmallow and melted chocolate sandwiched between two graham crackers.

• Graham crackers
• Marshmallows
• Chocolate bars (milk chocolate or any preferred flavour)

• Long roasting sticks or skewers
• Campfire or fire pit

1. Start a campfire and allow the flames to die down, leaving a bed of hot coals or small flames.
2. Thread a marshmallow onto the end of a roasting stick or skewer.
3. Hold the marshmallow over the fire, rotating it slowly until it turns golden brown and gooey.
4. Place a piece of chocolate on top of one graham cracker.
5. Once the marshmallow is ready, carefully slide it off the skewer and onto the chocolate.
6. Top with another graham cracker and gently press down to create a sandwich.
7. Let the heat from the marshmallow melt the chocolate for a minute
8. Enjoy!