Category: Camping Recipes

Campfire Chili Cheese Baked Potatoes

Campfire Chili Cheese Baked Potatoes

Campfire baked potatoes are one of the easiest meals to make when you’re camping. Add a few toppings to a campfire baked potato and you’ve got a satisfying dinner.  Billy and I made campfire baked potatoes a few weekends ago while camping in Blackhawk Memorial Park.

Campfire Chili Cheese Baked Potatoes

We topped our potatoes with chili, cheddar and chives from our garden.

Campfire Chili Cheese Baked Potatoes

Begin by wrapping your potatoes in two layers of heavy-duty aluminium foil. Seal both layers well. Any gaps could lead to burning.

Campfire Chili Cheese Baked Potatoes

Then, place the potatoes over warm coals but not directly in the fire. As the potatoes cooked, our fire got bigger and hotter. Every once in a while we moved our potatoes so they were in the heat, but not in the flames.

After an hour or so has passed, check the potatoes for doneness.

Campfire Chili Cheese Baked Potatoes

Add some heated chili, cheddar and chives and dinner’s ready!

Campfire Chili Cheese Baked Potatoes

Serves 3

Ingredients:

Cookware & tools:

  • heavy-duty aluminum foil
  • tongs
  • saucepan
  • ladle or large spoon

Directions:

At home

  1. Scrub and dry potatoes.
  2. Shred cheddar cheese. Place in a storage container.
  3. Using scissors, cut chives into 1/2″ pieces. Place in a plastic bag with a piece of paper towel.

At the campsite

  1. Wrap the potatoes tightly in two layers of aluminum foil. Be sure to seal any gaps.
  2. Place potatoes in the coals of a campfire, but not directly in the flames. Allow to cook for one hour.
  3. When potatoes are nearly done, warm the chili over the campfire or a camp stove.
  4. When one hour is up, use tongs to carefully remove a potato from the campfire. Use a fork to check the potato for doneness. If the first potato is done, remove the other potatoes from the campfire.
  5. Spoon chili over potatoes. Top with cheddar cheese and chives. Enjoy!

Here are some other easy baked potato topping ideas:

  • Broccoli & swiss cheese
  • Baked beans
  • Greek yogurt & chives
  • Salsa, monterey jack cheese & cilantro

Camp Breakfast Burritos

Veggie Breakfast Burritos. Great for camping!

I make these burritos every time we camp.

Veggie Breakfast Burritos. Great for camping!

They are such a treat, and they taste even better when eaten outdoors.

Veggie Breakfast Burritos. Great for camping!

I do a lot of the prep at home before our camping trip.

Veggie Breakfast Burritos. Great for camping!

At the campsite, I start by cooking the vegetables.

Veggie Breakfast Burritos. Great for camping!

Then, I scramble up some eggs.

Veggie Breakfast Burritos. Great for camping!

I roll up the eggs, veggies, cheddar, cilantro and hot sauce in a flour tortilla. Perfect breakfast, no utensils required.

Veggie Breakfast Burritos

Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 4 bell peppers (I used red, green, yellow and orange)
  • red onion
  • small bunch cilantro
  • 8 ounces cheddar
  • cooking spray
  • one dozen eggs
  • 6 burrito-size tortillas
  • hot sauce (I use sriracha)

Cookware & tools:

  • 1 or 2 skillets
  • Spatula

Directions:

At home

  1. Chop peppers and onions, and store in an air-tight container.
  2. Wash cilantro and remove leaves from stems. Discard stems. Put cilantro leaves in a plastic bag with a paper towel.
  3. Shred cheddar and place in a plastic bag

At the campsite

  1. In a skillet over high heat, cook the peppers and onions.
  2. Spray a skillet over medium heat with cooking spray, then scramble the eggs.
  3. Divide all ingredients among the tortillas, with hot sauce to taste.
  4. Roll up burritos and enjoy.

Veggie Breakfast Burritos. Great for camping!

Make-ahead Vegetarian Meatloaf Sandwiches

Delicious make-ahead vegetarian meatloaf sandwiches for camping

If you’re like us, you probably don’t arrive at your campsite until late Friday evening. This vegetarian meatloaf is the perfect meal to make ahead of time at home.

Delicious make-ahead vegetarian meatloaf sandwiches for camping

Once you set up camp, you can serve these amazing vegetarian meatloaf sandwiches. Yum!

Delicious make-ahead vegetarian meatloaf sandwiches for camping

This recipe has some unusual ingredients including onion soup mix, corn flakes and cottage cheese. Despite the strange ingredients, it really does taste like meatloaf. It’s definitely a favorite comfort food at our house.

Delicious make-ahead vegetarian meatloaf sandwiches for camping

It only takes five minutes to measure and mix the ingredients, so you’ll have plenty of time to pack for your camping trip.

Delicious make-ahead vegetarian meatloaf sandwiches for camping

Once you arrive at your campsite, just heat and serve your meatloaf sandwiches.

Delicious make-ahead vegetarian meatloaf sandwiches for camping

Vegetarian Meatloaf Sandwiches
Serves 6-8
Meatloaf adapted from Food.com

Ingredients:

Vegetarian meatloaf

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ounce envelope dry onion soup mix (check the ingredients to make sure it’s vegetarian)
  • 16 ounce container small curd cottage cheese (you can use low-fat 2% or 4%)
  • 2 cups corn flakes
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts*
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion*

* I use a food processor for the onions and the walnuts to save time. There’s plenty of time for dishes once the loaf is in the oven.

Sandwich fixings

  • Loaf of bread
  • Ketchup
  • Jar pickle slices

Directions:

At home

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a loaf pan.
  3. In a large bowl, lightly beat eggs.
  4. Using a spatula, mix in remaining ingredients.
  5. Spoon into prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 70 minutes until top is golden brown.
  7. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then turn onto a serving platter.
  8. Slice into 6-8 slices and cool in refrigerator. Keep cool until ready to serve.

At the campsite

  1. Warm the bread and meatloaf slices in a skillet.
  2. Top the warm bread with a slice of meatloaf, pickles and ketchup.

Delicious make-ahead vegetarian meatloaf sandwiches for camping