By Cole Van Lue

Everyone loves food! I have never met anyone in my life who didn’t love talking about, looking at, smelling, touching, or eating food. But have you ever tried food that has been cooked on a fire? There is nothing more American than lighting a fire and cooking a nice meal over it. In today’s post, we are talking some of the delicious meals you can make over the campfire the next time you are cooking outdoors.


Smores are easiest and most delicious treats!

Here at The Great Outdoors Blog, we like to eat dessert first! If you are looking for an easy but tasty treat before or after dinner, smores are the perfect option. All you will need to make this delicious dessert are some graham crackers, marshmallows, Hersey bars, and a roasting stick. One of the reasons smores are such a popular option is because they take seconds to make. Be careful though. If you put the marshmallow in for too long you may end up with a charred one.

Hobo Dinners

If you have never tried a hobo dinner, you should as they are easy to make and tasty to eat!

Hobo dinners are one of the best meals to make on an open fire. To make a hobo dinner, you will first need tin foil, hamburger, vegetables, and any desired seasonings or marinades. Some of my favorite vegetables I include are potatoes, carrots, onions, and zucchini. Next you will fill your tinfoil full of yummy vegetables and a juicy patty. After the fire has been going for a while and has had the chance to heat up, you can throw the foil on the grill grate. After allowing it to cook and turning it over on the fire a few times, your hobo dinner will be cooked and ready to enjoy!

Hot Dogs and Baked Beans

This classic is sure to please everyone!

We couldn’t write this blog post without including this classic. If you have picky kids or just have a hankering for some pork and beans, this meal is bound to satisfy everyone. There is more than one way to cook this meal, so use whatever tools you have available. If you have a grill grate, you can simply put the beans and dogs on top of the grate and let them cook. However, not all campsites have grill grates. If you find yourself without a grate, you put on some fire protective gloves and put your beans close to the coals but not in the fire. Then slide your hotdogs or brats on a cooking stick and you are good to go!

While cooking outside might not be as convenient as cooking at home, that doesn’t mean you can’t have great food. We hope this post has provided you with some great meal ideas the next time you cook on a fire.