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- 0 0Published on Jun 08, 2015
Ahhh, smell that wood burning, hear the crackles, watch the flames dance. Not much says camping like a good campfire.
Campfires seem to bring the family together. Whether used to warm up, light the way or cook the meal, a good fire is an essential to most families when camping.
We’ve all cooked over the campfire before. Hot dogs, marshmallows, maybe put a grate over the top and grilled some burgers, steaks or chicken.
But how about waking up to making a family style breakfast over the campfire, complete with Cowboy Coffee? You can even prep a lot of your meals for this at home before you leave. Simply cook up some bacon and sausage, shred some cheese and chop whatever kinds of vegetables your family likes, and you’re almost ready for breakfast. The fun part is, each person gets to make their own Breakfast Bowl! Here’s how:
- 6 eggs
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
- 4 frozen fully cooked breakfast sausage links, thawed and chopped
- 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 2 green onions, chopped
Prepare grill for indirect medium heat over fire.
In a small bowl, whisk the first five ingredients. Pour into three 4-1/2-in. disposable foil tart pans coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with cheese, green pepper, sausage, bacon and onions.
Cover each pan with foil. Grill, covered, for 20-22 minutes or until eggs are completely set. Yield: 3 servings.
How about some fresh muffins to go along with those egg bowls!
These babies are so delicious and so foolproof even kids as young as 5 can put them together with minimal help and throw them in the fire.
Here is the entire recipe:
Stir up a box of blueberry muffin mix according to the package directions.
Cut an orange in half and scoop out all the orange flesh. Save orange flesh for another time, or strain and drink the orange juice.
Fill one half of emptied orange with blueberry muffin mix.
Cover the filled orange half with the empty orange half and then wrap in three layers of aluminum foil.
Just throw them in the fire. No, really. Literally toss them in the fire. I know, I know. This might be scary the first time you do it. But trust me – they will not burn! The orange peel will insulate the muffin mix from burning. The orange peel itself might blacken a little, but the mix in the middle will turn out steamed and delicious. Like a steamed pudding. With a delicious orange flavor. Yum.
Keep turning the aluminum balls over and over in the fire, every minute or so. It usually takes about 10 minutes, but go ahead and pull them out and check them once in awhile until they are firm in the middle
Then unwrap and eat with a spoon!
Have a camping fiesta for lunch!
Original recipe makes 4 servings
1 pound lean ground beef
1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
4 (2.5 ounce) packages corn chips2 cups shredded lettuce
1 chopped fresh tomato
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/3 cup salsa
1/2 cup sour cream
Place ground beef in a large skillet on a grill over your campfire. Cook and stir over medium heat until browned. Drain excess oil. Mix in the taco seasoning and prepare according to the directions on the package.
With the bags unopened, gently crush the corn chips. Snip the corners off the bags using scissors and slit open the bags along the side edge. Spoon equal amounts of the beef mixture, lettuce, tomato, Cheddar cheese, salsa and sour cream into the bags on top of the crushed chips. Serve in the bag and eat using a fork.
Campfire storytime. Nothing goes along better with a good campfire story like fresh Campfire Popcorn! All this takes is aluminum foil, popcorn kernels, oil, string and a stick. Who could forget popping popcorn over a campfire?
2 tablespoons popcorn kernels
2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
Place the popcorn and oil on an 18-inch square of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Seal the edges to form a loose pouch, leaving room for the kernels to pop. Tie a corner of the pouch to a stick with a piece of string. Shake over a fire until popped.
Recipes are such a fun thing to share. What do you cook in your campfire? Please share your recipes with us here, and we’ll get them up on the website for you.