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Easy and Delicious Camping Meal and Recipe Ideas

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Isn’t cooking on the open fire one of the best parts of camping? Here are 10 of our favorite camping recipes—from campfire meals in foil to Dutch oven recipes. Some of these recipes are great for the outdoor patio campfire, too. Go beyond the hot dog!

10 Great Camping Recipes

1. Campfire Fish Recipe

Cook fish over the campfire in foil or leaf packets for an easy, tasty meal. (Best for smelt or other small fish.)

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2. Baby Back Ribs With Coffee Spice Rub

These ribs are made with a unique coffee rub mixture that features a hint of cocoa.

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3. Beer Can Chicken With Memphis Rub

Beer Can Chicken may look a little startling, but grilling a chicken upright over an open can of beer results in the moistest, most succulent, and most flavorful chicken you’ve ever tasted. 

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4. Grilled Corn, Latin Style

Grilled Corn is so easy. The creamy chili-lime sauce brings out the crunchy, grilled flavor.

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5. Hobo Packs

Hobo Packs are great for camping and just a fun way to cook (with little clean-up!). Cooking in foil combines the freshness of steaming with the intense flavor of grilling, since the high heat caramelizes the food on the bottom of the pack.

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6. Grilled Summer Vegetables

This camping favorite works well with any live fire or can just as easily go into a hot oven.

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7. Grilled French Onion

Grilled onion is an easy, delicious recipe for the campfire or just grilling outdoors. Always a big hit! 

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8. S’more Crackers and Combinations

S’mores are a campfire favorite! Here’s a recipe for homemade graham crackers and fun s’more combinations!

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9. Make-Ahead Banana Bread

This banana bread wasn’t made on a campfire, but it’s a tasty camp food to bring along. Eat for a quick breakfast with peanut butter!

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10. Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

Campfire dump cake is one of our favorite camping desserts.

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