Camp Cooking- Foil Packet Recipes

Before trying these recipes, see our previous blog post, Camp Cooking Safety.

Foil Packet Camping Dinners

Great for camping!
Print Recipe
CourseDinner, Lunch, Main Course
Servings1
Calories

Ingredients

  • 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.

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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
CourseDessert, Snack
Servings1 serving
Calories154kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 apple washed and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • pinch of cinnamon

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Not camping? No problem! Make these at home over a backyard safe fire or on the grill! 
Recipe adapted from University of Nebraska Extension
https://food.unl.edu/newsletters/documents/backyard-campfire-cooking-fffyc-pdf.pdf
Nutrition Facts
Campfire Apple Pocket
Serving Size
 
1 apple pocket
Amount per 1 Serving
Calories
154
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
0.4
g
1
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.1
g
1
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.01
g
Sodium
 
7
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
41
g
14
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
23
g
26
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Calcium
 
18
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
Potassium
 
324
mg
9
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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