Foil Campfire Sandwiches


Aluminium foil can be your best friend when it comes to a minimalist camp cooking. No need to bring the heavy and bulky pans, just put everything in a heavy-duty foil and place them over hot coals or camping fire. It’s one of the most versatile cooking utensils that can make camping more convenient. You can cook in it, eat straight from it and store food in it. And to be able to prep easy meals while at camp, you need to learn some of the best foil sandwich recipes out there.

Here are three best pocket cooking or foil sandwich recipes that are not only tasty but very quick and easy. All you need to do is a quick prep and they go straight to the grill.


The best sandwiches don’t necessarily include meat and taking this out leaves more room for fillings and toppings. Here’s a vegetarian sandwich that everyone can enjoy.

What you’ll need:
• slices of bread
• tomatoes
• cheese
• fresh baby arugula or spinach
• fresh basil
• mustard (consider a whole grain spicy brown style)
• mayonnaise
• canola-style nonstick cooking spray
• heavy-duty aluminium foil
• hot coals or campfire

What to do:
• Spray each bread slice with cooking spray. Place one slice on the foil.
• Pile on ingredients in the manner and order you like. Top with another slice of bread.
• Seal your sandwich in the layers of heavy-duty foil.
• Place the foil-wrapped sandwiches over medium coals or campfire (check how close by how hot the fire is). Make sure to flip once in a while. Peek every now and then to make sure the bread isn’t burning.
• Once you see the sandwich is lightly toasted, the contents are warm, and the cheese is melted, then you’re all set to have a bite.
• As a tip, add layers of caramelised onions, roasted peppers or roasted eggplants for added flavour.


This sandwich is worthy of being called dinner. Packed with beef, cheese and onions, this makes for one of the tastiest and hefty foil sandwich recipes you can feast on.

What you’ll need:
• 1 medium red onion (thinly sliced)
• 1/4 cup rice vinegar (or red or white wine vinegar)
• 2 tsp olive oil
• 1 tbsp chopped parsley
• Pinch of salt and pepper
• 4 tbsp mayonnaise
• 1 tbsp prepared horseradish
• 4 sourdough rolls, split partially through
• 1 pound thinly sliced roast beef
• 8-12 ounces thinly sliced smoked cheddar cheese

How to do it:
• In a bowl, mix the onions, vinegar, olive oil, parsley, salt and pepper. Let it sit for at least 2 hours.
• In a small bowl, prepare your mayo mixture by combining the mayonnaise and horseradish.
• Spread the mayo mixture on the rolls, then add some cheese and all the roast beef. Add the marinated red onions and a layer of cheese.
• Spray each double-layer heavy-duty foil with nonstick cooking spray, then wrap the sandwich in each foil.
• Time to cook! Place near or over hot coals or campfire (check how close by how hot the fire is) and let grill for about 5 minutes. Make sure to flip occasionally. When the bread is toasted, the beef is well done and the cheese melted, it’s time to dig into these hefty beef sandwich.


This has to be one of the easiest and kid-friendly foil sandwich recipes for the entire family.

What you’ll need:
• 4 potato buns
• 10 ounces deli sliced ham
• 4 pineapple rings
• 4 slices cheddar cheese
• 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

How to do it:
• Cut four pieces of aluminium foil big enough to encircle each sandwich.
• On top of each foil pack, place a bottom bun, 1/4 of the ham, a pineapple ring, and a slice of cheese in a stack. Then, place the top bun on top. Wrap everything in a foil. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches.
• To cook, place the sandwiches over hot coals or on a grill for about 20 minutes.
• You know they’re ready to eat when the bread is already toasted and the cheese melted. Let the sandwiches cool slightly, unwrap, and enjoy every mouthwatering bite.

There’s a long list of foil sandwich recipes that can make your camping trip more fun. What makes foil sandwiches worth a try is how versatile they are, easy to prepare and quick to eat. You can make any sandwich as healthy, heavy or light as you want in just a few steps and using your trusty aluminium foil.



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Kimberly Powell

Kimberly loves camping, cooking, travelling and animals. She's turned her hand to writing to share her experience.