My boyfriend and I went camping last weekend, which meant a lot of food prep. I love planning things, and so I made a detailed list of what we would make for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks for each day. While I am certainly the planner, my boyfriend is the experienced camper. When asked what he wanted on the dinner list, he suggested trying a tin foil packet, cooked on the fire instead of on the little stove we were bringing with us.
This recipe was inspired by a potato tin foil packet that his mother had made while camping last year. We changed up the ingredients and experimented a little to yield a delicious campfire dinner.
It turned out amazing, we will definitely be making this next time. In addition to being delicious, it was a lot of fun to make, because we got to use the fire. And it might be just me, but I think meals cooked on the fire really enhance the camping experience.
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Step 1: Ingredients
For two sausage packets, you will need:
- Tin Foil
- 2 Sausages
- 4 Small Potatoes
- 1 1/2 cup Green Beans
- 1/2 Bell Pepper
This recipe yields 2 packets, but feel free to adjust amounts for more.
Step 2: Prepare the Packets
Before preparation, start a fire. The fire should be very hot when the packets are placed on the grill.
Lay two layers of tin foil on the table. This will be the bottom of the packet.
Now chop the pepper, green beans, and potatoes into bite size pieces. Place in packet.
Slice the sausages into one inch sections, and add to the packet. Season with salt and pepper.
Place another layer of tin foil on top, and fold the edges of the bottom layers into the top, sealing the inside.
Step 3: Cook Packets Over the Fire
Place the packets on a grill over the fire. (If no grill is available, it should cook by placing the packets in the coals. If using this method, be very careful when putting packets in the firepit, and when taking them out.)
Shake the packets every ten minutes, until it is cooked completely. We left ours on the fire for about 20 minutes.
Step 4: Enjoy!
Carefully remove the packets from the fire, and set aside until it has cooled to a safe temperature.
Unravel the tin foil, and either eat right out of the packet, or place on a plate.
We added a side of potato salad, and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I can honestly say that this was the best food I've ever had that was cooked over a fire.
Try it out on your next camping trip, and let me know what you think in the comments below!