Simple Recipes For Tasty Camp Fare

camp recipeDeciding what to cook besides hamburgers and hotdogs and roasting marshmallows over an open fire can be a daunting task when you go on a camping trip.

With a few simple ingredients and equipment, there are a variety of dishes you can prepare from breakfast to lunch and sweet snacks too.

Your family will appreciate the tasty fare you cook up seemingly miraculously while you are roughing it.

Breakfast: The Most Important Meal of Your Day

In the morning you need energy when you are on a camping trip and the quickest way to get it is to eat a good breakfast. Here is a palate pleasing recipe that doesn’t include eggs, bacon, oatmeal or burnt toast.

If your gang loves Mexican food you can fry up a yummy “Build Your Own Breakfast Burrito.”

All you need to prepare this culinary delight is a campfire or stove with a frying pan, a spatula and some tin foil.


  • 4-6 eggs
  • 1 jar or can of potatoes
  • Butter
  • Grated cheese
  • Salsa
  • Tortillas

If you have only one frying pan, slice or dice the potatoes and fry them first in butter. Next scramble the eggs and season to taste. Warm the tortillas over your campfire or stove wrapped in tin foil.

with buffet style put out the eggs, grated cheese, salsa and tortillas. Call your hungry gang in for a satisfying breakfast they build themselves.

Lunch or Dinner

A simple yet delicious lunch or dinner that will have your kids begging you to make it over and over is “Coffee Can Stew.”

The equipment you will need to prepare this fun dish is only empty coffee cans and aluminum foil.


  • ½ lb bacon, cut into pieces
  • Stew meat and/or sausage chopped
  • A variety of diced vegetables, a frozen blend will do fine
  • Canned potatoes if desired
  • Seasonings to taste
  • Water

Place bacon at the coffee can’s bottom so that the rest of the ingredients won’t stick. Layer the spices, meat and vegetables until the coffee can is almost ¾ full. Add about 1 to 1 ½ cups of water. Cover each coffee can with tin foil tightly.

Place the cans in the hot coals of the campfire. Leave to simmer for about one hour. Don’t peek! Use care when taking the cans out of the coals as they will be extremely hot. Carefully peel the tin foil off the cans, stir with a spoon, dig in and enjoy!