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Friday, July 21, 2017

Cooking Over Campfire

There are a few tips when cooking over a camp fire. You want to use dead, dry wood so that you will have a clean burn. You may want to check at the campsite office or in our area you can find it at the local gas stations and speedy shops. If you are camping in different areas it is not good to take wood from one campsite to another.

Using a fire pit whether built in naturally at many parks in my area or you bring your own it is the easiest way to start a fire that you will cook over. If you are using nature make sure you are burning on rock or dirt and not on top of brush or foliage so that you do not start a fire. A fire barrier which is normally all ready provided will help fire burn slower making perfect for cooking.

I learned this little foil pack dinner when in girl scouts. We prepared them on a campout and had lots of fun. Makes sense that I found this recipe again on thrifty fun

2 potatoes
1 lb. hamburger (I use ground turkey)
1-2 cans cream of mushroom soup (I use Campbell's Healthy Request)
2 cups frozen mixed veggies, defrosted in cooler
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cut the potatoes into 1-2 inch cubes and place on a foil square. Fold sides in to make a foil packet. Place on fire to pre-cook potatoes until soft. My husband didn't used to do this at camp, but I think the potatoes are too crunchy if you don't.
Once potatoes are soft, start an assembly line with the remaining ingredients. Start with 4-6 foil squares (big enough to make a packet). Spread on a thin layer of condensed cream of mushroom soup; this keeps the remaining ingredients from sticking to the foil. Layer raw ground meat, potatoes, vegetables, shredded cheese, and more soup.
Fold foil into packets, and place on or in fire.
Dinner will be ready in about 20-30 minutes. Eat straight from the foil or transfer onto a plate.
Save any leftover potatoes to scramble in with campfire eggs and sausage in the morning.
Time:5 Minutes Preparation Time
40 Minutes Cooking Time

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