1. The Hobo Hamburger
This is a classic campfire foil pack recipe from Camping With Gus. There ingredients are simple: hamburger, potatoes, and sliced onions mixed with some seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, and other veggies if desired. It doesn’t take much to pile up these ingredients into a foil pack, set it over the fire, and wait until the beef is ready for piling on a hamburger bun. Yummy!
2. Campfire Paella
Here’s a lovely paella recipe from Zestuous that involves a little bit of prepping to pull off. Of course, you can purchase pre-chopped frozen vegetables and some roasted chicken (or go wild and use shrimp or another protein). From there, you load in the fixings--the rice, onions, peppers, tomatoes, rice, and even some white wine to add a level of deliciousness you wouldn’t think possible.
3. Foil Pack Cheesy Fries
Who would’ve thought to put frozen French fries over a campfire? Well, the minds of Tablespoon did, and they are onto something purely genius. All you need for this recipe is a bag of French fries, cheese, green onion, and bacon. Toss everything into a foil pack and let cook until the cheese melts and the fries are crispy. If the fries don’t satisfy, you can even use sweet potato!
4. Diced Chicken and Veggies
Another recipe from Camping with Gus that is called a “Boy Scout favorite.” This is super simple and is great to eat during cooler nights. All you need is some chicken diced up, fresh vegetables, some butter, and the zinger--Cream of Chicken soup, undiluted. This recipe works best when cooked over a hot bed of coals, since the longer cook time helps all the flavors blend together for a rich, hearty meal.
5. Vegetarian Party Pack
via: Vegan Ack Attack
Not even camper is a carnivore. Thanks to Jackie of Vegan Ack Attack, this BBQ Party Pack is heaped with all your favorite vegetables and will be done in about 30 minutes, from prep to finish. Chop up your tofu or seitan, peppers, carrots, potatoes, corn, squash, and mushrooms before hand. Though the recipe does call for some liquid smoke, you might be able to substitute in hot sauce if you can’t find that anywhere.
6. Campfire Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Bet you didn’t think you’d be having warm, gooey cake during your trip, did you? This recipe by Echoes of Laughter makes satiating your sweet tooth possible. All you need is the heavy duty tin foil, pineapple chunks, cubed pound cake (or sliced up doughnuts), brown sugar, cream, and a couple other ingredients to make a mouthwatering dessert. And hey, you’ll burn it off anyway.
7. Black Bean Santa Fe Chicken
Adapted from Camping with Gus, this is a wonderful blend of south-of-the-border flavor and quick-cooking convenience. If you don’t want chicken, the black beans can be double to make this a vegetarian-friendly meal. Besides, nothing tastes better than some grilled corn, tomatoes, and peppers with a sprinkle of cheese, right? Bring some soft tortilla shells to make it a fiesta!
So simple but oh, so good--that’s tin foil camping meals for you. Which one are you going to try first?