Wrap Style Taco For Camping

4 DELICIOUS AND EASY CAMPFIRE RECIPES

Who says you need a portable stove to cook a decent camping meal? With a nice campfire, a good grill and some foil, you won’t have to worry about anything else. Sure, you can always make all your meals ahead, but you won’t get the full camping experience that way. Luckily, there are some meals you can prepare that don’t require much. Here are four o fmy favourite easy campfire recipes you can try on your next trip.

WALKING TACOS

What you’ll need:
6 small bags of Fritos or Doritos
1 pound ground meat of choice (chicken, beef, pork)
1 packet taco seasoning
Toppings (lettuce, tomatoes, black beans)
Sour cream
Shredded cheese
Salsa (optional)

You don’t even need plates for this recipe. Talk about easy. Simply put, this delicious treat can be made in the bag. What bag, you say? A Fritos or Doritos bag, of course.

First, cook your ground meat in a pan over the campfire. Throw in your taco seasoning and mix well. That’s all the cooking you need to do. Chop your lettuce into smaller pieces and dice your tomatoes. Now, it’s time to assemble. Crush your closed bag of chips. This breaks them up into more manageable pieces. Open the bag and begin adding everything in: the taco meat, lettuce, tomatoes, black beans, some sour cream and shredded cheese. You can choose to put in a little salsa, too, for added flavour. Close the bag with your hands, shake well and enjoy.

SALMON BAKED IN FOIL

What you’ll need:
4 salmon fillets
3 tomatoes, chopped
2 shallots, chopped
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp olive oil, plus 2 tbsp
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried thyme
Salt and pepper

This recipe is a take on Giada De Laurentiis’ salmon baked in foil. She uses an oven to make this tasty meal, but a campfire will work just as well. Begin preparing your salmon by drizzling over 2 teaspoons of olive oil, followed by a good pinch of salt and pepper. In a separate bowl, mix together the tomatoes, shallots, lemon juice, oregano, thyme and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Sprinkle in some salt and pepper.

Take your salmon fillet and place it in the middle of a sheet of foil, oiled side down. Spoon the tomato and shallot mixture over the salmon before covering it completely with the foil. Make sure the foil is sealed properly to avoid any mixture from dripping. Place your wrapped salmon on top of campfire grill until cooked to your liking.

SHISH KEBABS

For the marinade:
1/2 cup ketchup
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tbsp white sugar
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup water
What you’ll need:
1 1/2 pounds marinated beef sirloin, cut into cubes
1 zucchini
1 red bell pepper
1 can pineapple chunks
1 onion
Stainless skewers

Who doesn’t like food that comes on a stick? This shish kebab recipe is an easy one, though it does take a little more preparation because of the marinade. The good news is, you don’t have to do the marinating at your campsite. Combine all the marinade ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Throw in your beef cubes, making sure that each one is coated in that delicious marinade. Put the whole thing in a ziplock bag, then freeze until you’re ready to cook it.

Chop and slice your vegetables into smaller, 1-inch pieces. This can also be done ahead of time so that all you need to do at the campsite is assemble and grill. To make the shish kebabs, skewer the marinated beef cubes, chopped vegetables and pineapple chunks, making sure to alternate for even distribution. Place the prepared skewers on the grill over the campfire and cook to your choice of doneness.

HOT DOGS ON A STICK

What you’ll need:
8 hot dogs
Stainless skewers
Condiments of choice
1 can dough (optional)
8 hot dog buns (optional)

Everyone loves a good hot dog, and this particular recipe is effortless to make. All you need to do is put some hot dogs on stainless skewers and grill them over the fire. Add ketchup or mustard if you like. However, that’s a pretty boring way to eat hot dogs.

To liven things up, put the hot dogs on a bun and top with your choice of condiments. Add some sauerkraut or relish if you feel like it. However, a bun takes away from the fun of eating the hot dog from a stick. For the best of both worlds, use canned dough and wrap your hot dogs individually. Then, place them on a stick and grill them over the campfire until the dough is cooked and has turned a nice golden brown.

Making a packed lunch is definitely an option that a lot of campers take, but nothing beats the sense of accomplishment you get after successfully cooking a meal on top of a campfire. You may not be able to adjust its heat settings, but it’s undoubtedly a delicious and fun way to cook your food, and you will be a hit with my favourite easy camping recipes.

 


 

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Jane F
jane.f@dinga.com.au

Jane loves camping, hiking and anything to do with the outdoors. She might love glamping but she will do it all.