Food is one of man’s basic necessities in order to survive. These easy campfire recipes are just a few of our many favorites. Take note that these recipes may not be SHTF-friendly because of the many ingredients required and the complexity of the procedure. These are merely yummy meals you can cook over the fire after a long day of hiking in the woods, bushcrafting, or whatnot. Enjoy!
Despite being too complex to prepare for a survival situation, these scrumptious meals can be made by anyone who is bound to meet their appetite!
A popular camping recipe is this homemade pizza. The secret here is to ditch the traditional dough for a batter-based crust. As usual, prep your veggies first by chopping the onion, garlic, and bell pepper. Start your campfire as well as your Dutch oven. Add some oil to it then brown some meat and add the onion, garlic, and green pepper then add the tomato paste, chili powder, oregano and pepper to make the sauce. Remove the meat sauce mixture from the oven and set it aside.
For the crust batter, mix flour, cornmeal, and baking powder. Then add the oil, egg whites and milk to create the batter for the crust. Add some cooking spray. Now pour the batter in the preheated Dutch oven.
Once the batter is looking great, layer the meat sauce, cheeses, black olives, and other toppings you want on your pizza.
This is an easy beef stew but it takes time to get the meat nice and tender, so get your campfire started immediately! Then, chop and peel some vegetables like garlic, onion, potatoes, and celery and prep the meat by cutting it into bite-sized pieces.
Even though the meat will be very tender after simmering in the beef broth and tomato sauce, you still don’t want to have to cut it before taking a bite. Liberally season it with salt and pepper before searing.
Then, with a Dutch oven, add the garlic, onions, and bacon. Remember that you don’t need to add oil to it because the fat will render from the bacon as you cook it. Add the beef, remembering not to drain the bacon grease from the Dutch oven for a quick layer of rich flavor.
Reduce the heat to medium so you don’t burn the garlic and onions. If you have a camping tripod, just raise and lower the chain to move your Dutch oven closer or further from the campfire to reduce and increase the cooking temperature.
Once everything is set, add tomato paste, beef broth, rosemary, parsley, thyme, potatoes, carrots, and celery. Let it simmer over the coals, place a lid on it, and wait for 1-2 hours until everything is tender and yummy.
Corn on the Cob
Corn on the cob may be one of the easiest to prepare during a camping trip. We’ll add a twist on this recipe by taking it to a new level of flavordom. First, remove the husks to get all the threads out and fold them back around the corn and soak them in cold water for about 30 minutes.The corn should steam inside the husks before they dry out and begin to burn.
Don’t put flames on your corn, just coals! To roast them nicely, turn the corn every 5 minutes or so until they are done when tender. This will take about 30 minutes, but keep checking the tenderness all throughout.
Then, remove the husks completely with gloves. For the best part, slather the corn with your homemade basil butter. You can make this y simply making basil with ½ pound of unsalted butter, ½ lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of pepper, and ½ teaspoon of garlic pepper.