As we build up our routine out on the road, we find easy ways to organize our items, the best way to clean our pans, and expand our campfire recipe book. After spending countless nights in our Nest we have cooked up some easy, delicious campfire meals that we wanted to share with you.
Here are our top 8:
1) Hot Hawaiian Sandwich
When out on the road, it’s always easy to put together a quick sandwich and call it a day, but we wanted to go the extra mile to change it up a bit. Our Hot Hawaiian sandwich is the perfect foil pack sandwich to toss on the fire and spice up your dinner.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 –15 minutes
- 6 Rhodes Artisan French Rolls, thawed to room temperature
- 9 oz Deli Sliced Ham
- 6 Pineapple Rings, cut in half if desired
- 6 Slices Cheddar Cheese
- 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
- 1 Tbsp Honey
- Mix the Honey and Dijon Mustard Together, Slice Rolls in Half, and Spread the Mixture on the Bottom of Insides of Roll
- Layer Sandwich as Follows: Ham on Top of Bread, Pineapple Ring on Top of Ham, Top Pineapple with Slice of Cheddar Cheese, Put Top Bun on
- Wrap Sandwich in Tin Foil and Place over Hot Coals for 10 –15 Minutes or Until Cheese is Fully Melted
2) Campfire Nachos
Who doesn’t love nachos? With no need for utensils, and made with a variety of canned or fresh ingredients, this recipe shows you exactly how to make campfire nachos while you’re out on your next adventure in your Roofnest.
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- ½ Lb Tortilla Chips
- 1 (7.75 oz) Can of Hot Fresh Pico De Gallo
- 1 Cup Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend
- 1 (14.5 oz) Can of Black Beans drained
- 1 Large Hass Avocado cubed
- 4 – 5 Green Onions sliced
- A handful of Fresh Cilantro chopped
- 1 Small Lime cut into wedges
- Lightly Oil the Bottom of a Large Dutch Oven or Cast Iron Pan
- First Layer: Evenly Spread ⅓ of the Chips on Bottom, Topped with ¼ Can of the Hot Tomato Sauce, ¼ Can of Black Beans, ¼ Cup of Cheese, and a Handful of Avocado, Cilantro, and Green Onions. Repeat for Second and Third Layer
- Place Dutch Oven or Cast Iron Pan on Embers or Metal Grill over Fire, for About 10 Minutes or Until the Cheese has Fully Melted. Once Melted, Squeeze Limes Over Nachos and Serve
3) Cinnamon roll-ups
We’ve all roasted marshmallows, hot dogs, and brats over the campfire. But what do you do when it comes to breakfast? You could break out the pan, fire up the grill, crack some eggs, get plates and forks, then clean it all up. Or, you could simply cook our favorite cinnamon roll-ups over the campfire.
- 1 Pack of Crescent Rolls
- 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
- ¼ Cup Sugar
- ¼ Cup Powdered Sugar
- Wooden Skewers or Marshmallow Sticks
- Mix Cinnamon and Sugar on Plate
- Split Crescent Rolls and Wrap Each One Around its Own Skewer
- Roll Wrapped Skewer in Cinnamon Sugar Mix
- Cook Over Campfire for Approximately 5 minutes, Rotating Like a Marshmallow
- Create a Powdered Sugar Glaze, by Combining ¼ Cup Powdered Sugar, and 3 Tbsp Water then Drizzle over Cooked Roll-Ups
4) Walking Tacos
If you’re anything like us, we like to work smarter not harder, that’s why our Nests set up in less than a minute and that’s why we love walking tacos. No plates necessary and they couldn’t be easier to clean up, just toss the bag in your pack-out pack or trash. This recipe is great when you’re on the go or if you are cooking for a big group at your campsite.
- 1lb Ground Beef or Turkey
- ½ Cup Diced Onion
- 1 oz Taco Seasoning
- 6 Snack Size Bags of Fritos or Doritos
- Black Beans
- Tomato cubed or Fresh Pico
- Shredded Cheese
- Sour Cream
- Brown Beef or Turkey, and Drain Liquid
- Add Onion to Meat and Sauteé Until Soft
- Add Taco Seasoning to Meat and Onion, Mix Along With ½ Cup of Water Until Absorbed
- Add Black Beans and Simmer
- Crush Up Chips in Bag and Add Meat
- Add All of Your Desired Toppings and Dig In!
5) Grilled Sausage with Potatoes and Green Beans
After a long day of adventuring, we all want nothing more than a good meal and a comfortable bed to sleep in. The good meal is covered with this crockpot classic that can be cooked right over the campfire in a foil pack and enjoyed in less than an hour.
- ¾ Lb Fresh Green Beans trimmed and halved
- ½ Lb Red Potatoes quartered
- 1 Large Onion sliced
- 1 Lb Smoked Sausage cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
- 1 Tsp Vegetable Oil
- 1 Tsp Butter
- ⅓ Cup Water
- Prepare Area of Campfire to Set Foil Packs on Hot Embers
- On Large Sheet of Tin Foil, Combine the Potatoes, Green Beans, Onion, and Sausage then Season with Salt and Pepper.
- Coat with Vegetable Oil and Top with Butter
- Seal Tin Foil Around Ingredients, Leaving a Small Opening on Top
- Pour Water into The Opening and Seal to Steam Ingredients
- Place Foil Pack on Hot Embers and Cook for 20 – 30 Minutes Depending on Temperature, Turn Multiple Times for Even Cooking until Sausage is Browned and Vegetables are Tender
6) Cheesy Garlic Fries
These cheesy garlic fries are sure to be a campground crowd pleaser. Between people asking you about your Roofnest and seeing you’re cooking skills, you might just become the Mayor of your local campground. Baked right over the campfire, these potato wedges will get a perfect crisp covered with a nice coat of melted cheese…. However much you plan on making, make twice as much. Trust us.
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 4 Cloves Garlic minced
- ½ Tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, or more if you like spice
- 1 Tbsp Salt
- 1 Tbsp Pepper
- 1 Lb Red Potatoes cut into 8 long wedges
- 1 Cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- 2 Tbsp Sour Cream
- 2 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Chives
- In Small Bowl Whisk Together Olive Oil, Garlic, Red Pepper Flakes, Salt, and Pepper.
- Place Potato Wedges onto Large Sheet of Tin Foil and Fold Up All Four Sides
- Spoon Olive Oil Mixture on Top of Potatoes
- Seal Foil Pack Closed on All Sides
- Cook for 30-35 Minutes on Hot Embers, or Until Potatoes are Tender
- Cover with Cheese and Cook for 3-5 More Minutes
- Garnish with Sour Cream and Chives
7) Grilled Pineapple Chicken Foil Packets
This foil pack is the perfect summertime dinner — perfect for around the fire, but we make it at home too because it’s that good. Spice up your classic chicken and veggie dinner with Grilled pineapples, peppers, and onions coated in delicious teriyaki sauce.
- 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 Red Bell Pepper chopped
- 1 Sweet Onion chopped
- 1 ½ Cups Pineapple Chunks
- 1 Cup Teriyaki Sauce
- 1 Cup Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing
- Whisk Together Teriyaki Sauce and Sesame Dressing
- Create 4 large Tin Foil Bowls by Folding Sides to Hold Ingredients
- Mix Chicken, Peppers, Onions, Pineapple Chunks, and Sauce Between the 4 Tin Foil Bowls
- Fold Tin Foil Packs Closed to Create a Complete Seal
- Place Packets on Embers Around Fire for 10 – 15 minutes, Flip Packet Over One Time Half Way Through.
- Carefully Open Foil Packs and Make Sure Chicken is Cooked All the Way Through.
- Once Finished Garnish with Cilantro and Sesame Seeds
8) Berry Pound Cake Campfire Skillet
We couldn’t make a list of our favorite campfire meals without our favorite dessert. While we all love the classic — S’mores — we thought we would mix it up a bit on our last trip. This dessert skillet is easy, quick, and absolutely delicious.
- 16 Oz Fresh Berries
- 2 Tbsp Sugar
- ¼ Cup Butter
- ¾ Lb Pound Cake
- 2 Rolo Candy Bars or Mini Reeses Cups
- Combine Sugar and Berries in Bowl and Let Sit for 15 Minutes
- Place Cast Iron Pan on Hot Embers and Add Butter
- Cut Pound Cake into 1” Cubes and Drop into Cast Iron, Turning Frequently Until All Sides are Toasted
- Remove Skillet from Heat, add Berries and Rolos
- Cover with Foil and Let Sit 5 – 10 Minutes or Until Chocolate is Melted
Heading out into nature to enjoy the bird’s-eye view in your Nest doesn’t mean that you have to survive off hot dogs and marshmallows. Take your trip to the next level with these 8 recipes and let us know what you think, don’t forget to tag @roofnest in your post so we can see your creation.