Before trying these recipes, see our previous blog post, Camp Cooking Safety.
Foil Packet Camping Dinners
Great for camping!Print Recipe
- Choose a protein: Ground beef or turkey sausage, cubed chicken or steak, fish. Smaller pieces of meat cook more quickly.
- Add lots of veggies: For ease, wash and cut veggies ahead of time. Onions, potatoes, carrots, corn, and green beans.
- Choose a seasoning: You may keep it simple with pepper a pinch of salt or add other seasonings like garlic powder, dried or fresh herbs, or your favorite no-salt seasoning.
- Wash hands with soap and water or, If you don’t have access to running water, use a water bottle, soap, and paper towels. Or consider using moist disposable towelettes or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- The Foil: When you wrap food in foil for cooking over coals, use 2 layers of foil to avoid burning food. Use enough foil so you will be able to twist the ends into handles to make it easier to pick up the packet.
- Oil the foil: Don’t go to all that work only to have your food stick to the foil! Rub the inside of the foil packet with oil or butter.
- Leave room in the packet. When sealing up your foil packet, leave a little space for steam to circulate and cook the food.
- Rotate the packets during cooking. Use tongs to rotate. This makes sure they cook evenly.
- Tip: Make packets ahead of time. Stack them in the cooler until you’re ready to cook. Less time chopping means more time enjoying the great outdoors.
Tip: Make packets ahead of time. Stack them in the cooler until you’re ready to cook. Less time chopping means more time enjoying the great outdoors.
Campfire Apple Pocket
While camping, a healthy dessert is a great treat.Print Recipe
- 1 apple washed and sliced
- 1 tablespoon raisins
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- pinch of cinnamon
- Wash hands with soap and water.
- Place apple slices on a large piece of foil, double layered.
- Sprinkle with raisins, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
- Wrap the foil around the apple and folder over to seal. leave a little space for steam to circulate and cook the food.
- Twist the ends into handles to make the packets easier to pick up.
- Place packet on a grill or just above white coals in your campfire.
- Using long-handled tongs, turn the packets after 5 minutes and cook 3-5 minutes more. Times may vary according to the hotness of the coals.
- Remove packet from the coals using tongs.
- Using hot pads or oven mitts, unwrap the apple packet and let cool for a few minutes on a plate before serving.
Not camping? No problem! Make these at home over a backyard safe fire or on the grill! Recipe adapted from University of Nebraska Extension
Campfire Apple Pocket
1 apple pocket
Amount per 1 Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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