Camping Meal menu from Bon Appétit

Foil packets on the campfire (photo by TheRogue)

Foil packets on the campfire (photo by TheRogue)

Barrett Baffert, the Web Editor over at Bon Appétit, gave me a heads-up on an article they are running by master chef Maria Helm Sinskey on a “Campfire Menu for 4” that is definitely worth your time to investigate.  I know that on our family camping trips, we tend to focus on hamburgers, hotdogs and fajitas, so it’s refreshing to see what can be done with healthy alternatives like chicken. I’m definitely going to try the Grilled Cheese and Tomato Stacks, which look like a great meal for hot weather camping.

  • Grilled Cheese and Tomato Stacks (on pita bread)
  • Grilled Lemon-Oregano Chicken Drumsticks
  • Campfire Potatoes (in foil packets)

There are a lot of advantages to using pita bread in the backcountry. It is not nearly as fragile as regular bread, so it packs a lot easier. Pitas are also nice and thick, which helps you hold hot foods from the grill or campfire. Maybe the most helpful part about the Bon Appétit piece is that for each recipe, Maria highlights what can be done in advance, at home. This saves a lot of time at the campsite and cuts down on the number of items that you have to take with you.

I’m always looking for new, interesting camping meals to try and I like the fact that these recipes are easy to prepare ahead of time, easy to cook, and the leftovers make a great chicken salad pita for lunch the next day. Perfect!

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8 thoughts on “Camping Meal menu from Bon Appétit

  1. Thanks for the link Roy. I need to do some reading and try and get a handle on blogging.

    I would like to share an update on a recipe that we enjoyed at our deer lease Memorial Day weekend. It’s basically the same as the Tatters & Brats I shared a while ago.

    This time we added smoked sausage and the dove we harvested over the weekend. It was great. I’m sure not everyone like dove but any meat will do.

  2. You can never have enough recipes. Cooking outdoors is great!

    Roy, if you, or any other folks are willing to share their recipes, will you visit my Recipe Page on my website,

    I just started the page and unfortunately, I only have one recipe in the vegetable section. It’s the potato dish I shared with you back a month ago. I have a recipe request form they can fill out and I will post them to my site.

    I’ve got to say, I have never started blogging before I found your site. It is Awesome!

    Thank you,

  3. Thanks, Kim! Yes, that is the problem with making your own ice – it really takes up a lot of room.

  4. Deb – I’m the same way, particularly for Friday night when I’ve just arrived at the campsite and we don’t have a lot of time for meal prep.

  5. I printed out the recipes. I’m always on the lookout for new camping recipes. Especially ones where I’m not tied to the fire or grill.