There are many things which you might have to sacrifice when camping – air conditioning, solid walls, WiFi and flushing toilets. But good food is a necessary camping requirement that should not be scrimped on. Spring is here and so is camping season, so here are 5 campfire recipes to show you that gourmet grub can be cooked up on the trail.
If you are prepared enough when packing at home, knock yourself some tinfoil wrapped packets of goodness ready for the night’s campfire meal. Simply chop up chorizo, potatoes, courgette and peppers and seal them up so they don’t leak in your bag. All you have to do now is chuck it on the fire when you’re ready to eat and you’ve got a healthy dinner!
Campfire Orange Cakes
Maybe there’s a birthday on your camping trip, or maybe you have a sweet tooth. Either way, these campfire orange cakes are sure to put smiles on the faces of any weary hiker settling into camp for the night. All you need to do is mix some instant cake mix up at home and half-fill some carved out oranges with the mix. Put the lid back on, cover in tinfoil and put on the campfire for 20 minutes when you’re ready to eat them.
Baked Beans Pizza
If you’re camping with kids, this is sure to be a winner with everyone in the family. Cook up your bacon until it is super crispy, cut it up and put it in with the beans while they are cooking. Put a flat bread, pizza base or tortilla in the bottom of a pan over the fire and cook until crispy. Pour on the beans, grate some cheese over the top and voila!
In a skillet over the campfire, cook beef mince for 6-8 minutes. Season with chilli mix and add peppers, onions, tomatoes and beans. Bring to the boil and allow to cook for 20-25 minutes. When ready, gather the troops and arm them with a large packet of tortilla crisps each. Open the packets and pour in the mix. Sprinkle with cheese to end!
This is as easy as you like, and perfect for breakfast or even dessert! Simply mash up one banana per person in a bowl. Then add two eggs per person and mix. Add some oil to a pan, put it over the fire and wait for it to be heated before adding pancake-sized portions of mix. Cook until golden brown and top with anything you like – maple syrup is highly recommended!