Category: Camping Recipes

Campfire Pierogies

These campfire pierogies are an easy, satisfying meal after a long day of hiking. Plan on making this recipe on the second or third day of camping. If you store the frozen pierogies in your cooler, they’ll be defrosted by then. Wait until you’re at camp to slice the onions and peppers to avoid an onion-scented cooler.

Campfire Pierogies - The Camp Gal Gotta love nighttime photography…

Here’s how to make them at camp.

Campfire Pierogies - The Camp Gal

You only need four ingredients, plus salt and pepper.

Campfire Pierogies - The Camp Gal

Soften the sliced onion in butter.

Campfire Pierogies - The Camp Gal

Then add sliced green pepper and cook until tender.

Campfire Pierogies - The Camp Gal

And finally, add the defrosted pierogies. Cook until golden. Season with salt & pepper and devour.

Campfire Pierogies
Serves 2
This recipe works equally well over a camp stove.
Supplies

  • knife
  • cutting board
  • skillet
  • big spoon or spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 12 frozen pierogies
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Thinly slice pepper and onion.
  2. Melt one tablespoon of butter in skillet.
  3. Add onions and cook until softened.
  4. Add peppers and cook until softened.
  5. Add pierogies, cook until golden. Serve with salt and pepper.

Pie Iron Bean & Cheddar Quesadillas

On a chilly day, pie iron quesadillas make a great lunch. Tortillas work well in a pie iron, creating crispy pockets you can fill with a variety of ingredients.

Pie Iron Quesadillas

In this recipe, I keep things traditional with beans, cheese and salsa. For more creative options, fill your tortillas with pizza toppings, canned pie filling or ham and cheese.

Pie Iron Quesadillas

Spray the pie iron with cooking spray and then fill it with tortillas, refried beans and cheese.

Pie Iron Quesadillas

Buy tortillas that are slightly larger than your pie iron. Once the pie iron is closed, tear off the edges of the tortilla to prevent burning.

Pie Iron Quesadillas

Heat over the fire, turning for even cooking.

Pie Iron Quesadillas

Pie Iron Quesadillas

Makes 6, Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 12 flour or corn tortillas
  • 16 oz can refried beans
  • 12 ounces shredded sharp cheddar
  • salsa

Supplies

  • pie iron
  • butter knife

Directions

  1. Spray pie iron with cooking spray and lay a tortilla over each side of the pie iron.
  2. Spread refried beans in the center of tortilla.
  3. Top refried beans with shredded cheese.
  4. Close pie iron and tear off the edges of the tortilla.
  5. Heat pie iron over fire, turning frequently, until the tortilla is toasted and the cheese is melted.
  6. Top with salsa and serve.

Pie Iron Quesadillas

Pie Iron Breakfast Sandwiches

I love a hot breakfast after a chilly night sleeping in our tent. On our recent trip to the Smoky Mountains, we made pie iron breakfast sandwiches. They were sooo good.

Pie Iron Breakfast Sandwiches - The Camp Gal

These breakfast sandwiches are filled with egg, cheese and sausage. You don’t pre-cook the egg, so it kind of coats the bread and tastes a bit like french toast. Yum.

Pie Iron Breakfast Sandwiches - The Camp Gal

Even this guy stopped by to beg for one. Sorry Mr. Squirrel, we don’t give handouts.

This recipe is adapted from a recipe over at Pocket Change Gourmet. Her recipe didn’t quite fit in our Original 1960’s design Rome Pie Iron, so I made a few changes.

Pie Iron Breakfast Sandwiches - The Camp Gal

Start by melting butter in a pre-warmed pie iron.

Place two slices of bread in the pie iron and squish down the middle of both slices to make room for the fillings. Pour egg into one of the slices of bread, being careful to not overfill it (I forgot to snap a photo of this step).

Pie Iron Breakfast Sandwiches - The Camp Gal

Cover the egg with a slice of cheese and put a sausage in the other side of the pie iron.

Pie Iron Breakfast Sandwiches - The Camp Gal

Cook over a fire, turning every few minutes until the egg is set and the cheese is melted. Enjoy with a mug of hot coffee!

Pie Iron Breakfast Sandwiches
Makes 6, Vegetarian (or not)

Ingredients

  • butter
  • 12 slices sandwich bread
  • 4 eggs
  • 6 defrosted vegetarian sausages (or pre-cooked sausages)
  • 6 slices sharp cheddar

Supplies

  • pie iron
  • bowl
  • fork
  • butter knife

Directions

  1. Preheat pie iron over fire.
  2. Meanwhile, lightly beat eggs.
  3. Coat inside of the pie iron with butter.
  4. Fill both sides of pie iron with bread. Squish down the middle of the bread to make room for the filling.
  5. Pour egg into the indentation in one of the slices of bread. Do not overfill. Top egg with cheese. Put sausage on other slice of bread.
  6. Close pie iron. Cook over fire, turning frequently, until the egg is set and the cheese is melted.