Campfire Fare 2.0

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Summer is officially here and that means more camping and bonfires. But if you're not exactly the hotdog or hamburger type, you may find yourself at a loss when it comes to cooking some dishes over the fire. Fear not! While we've touched on campfire food in the past, we're back to share even more delicious recipes you won't want to miss.


Easily made over a fire or on a grill, these nachos are sure to please everyone gathered round your fire. Made with your typical ingredients in a foil pan or cast-iron skillet, these nachos are highly customizable and truly whatever you want them to be. Not a fan of chips? Use tots or sweet potato. Another perk is that this recipe can easily feed a number of people, all of whom can simply grab how much suits them at that moment.

Who doesn't love a breakfast burrito? With ingredients including bacon, bell pepper, eggs, shredded cheese and flour tortillas, these burritos are perfect for starting the day and keeping you satisfied come lunch time. You can cook your meat and eggs on a campfire griddle before assembling and warming while wrapped in tin foil. They're even freezer friendly, so if you want to prep beforehand, you can simply warm them up once at your campsite.

If you thought French toast would be a no-go for camping, think again! This recipe is not only delicious but also is made all at once—with no griddle! Simply wrap your loaf of bread in parchment paper and tin foil, spread your ingredients of choice, let sit on a campfire grill on low to medium heat ... and there you have it! Your guests will be impressed, trust us.

Whether you thought it could be done or not, this New Orleans-inspired Cajun Shrimp Boil dish is packed full of flavor and is surprisingly simple to pull off over an open flame. It also makes for an especially hearty and protein-packed dinner, featuring ingredients like shrimp, baby red potatoes, andouille sausage, and corn on the cob. Of course, don't forget the Cajun seasoning, which make this dish what it is!

While s'mores are the classic campfire dessert, sometimes it doesn't hurt to switch things up a bit. This pound cake and berry skillet is the perfect balance of freshness and sweetness, using your mixed berries of choice, sugar, butter, pre-made pound cake and a couple Rolo bars. You pretty much just have to assemble, let melt and enjoy!

As you enjoy these warmer months by the campfire, we hope these recipes help make your memories even more delicious!

Written by Sarah Suydam, Managing Editor for West Michigan Woman.


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