Looking to impress your friends and/or family with some awesome outdoor fall meals? You’ve come to the right place! This week, we’ll give you a few delicious recipes to use when you’re out camping in the brisk autumn air. There’s nothing like enjoying a hearty meal after you’ve been looking at all the gorgeous fall colors, so read on!
Due to the unpredictable weather, the first rule is that you want to use simple ingredients and factor in that your cooking time will be limited. You’ll want to stick to stews, soup, chili, etc., or basically anything you can throw in a Dutch Oven or Crockpot. Check out a few below:
Campfire Chili (Dutch Oven) –
We’d be doing a fall recipe list a great disservice if we didn’t include chili. While this recipe includes a few more ingredients than we’d normally like, it’s fairly easy once you get cooking. This chili will take 3-6 hours depending on how hot you cook it, but for best results, cook for a long time on low heat.
Campfire Mac N’ Cheese –
If you have kids, you know they can be picky eaters. Luckily, Mac N’ Cheese is always a hit. This is an easy and quick meal you and your kids can cook right on the campfire, or make ahead of time.
Beef Stew (Dutch Oven) –
Another fall staple, Dutch Oven beef stew is the perfect meal after a long hike in the wilderness. This is a relatively simple and quick recipe that will warm everyone around the fire. You can always add your own special ingredients to this mix to make it extra special!
Campfire Breakfast Burgers –
Start your big outdoorsy day with a hearty meal! This is a fantastic breakfast treat the entire family will love. Also, don’t worry, these are breakfast sandwiches made with sausage, not hamburger.
Camping Quesadillas –
Bring a little south-of-the-border flair to your camping party! This is a really easy, quick and cheap meal that is great if you’re bringing a lot of people. Add any ingredients (chicken, guacamole) you’d like and you’ll have an awesome Tex-Mex dish.
Bailey’s-Dipped S’mores –
This one is for adults only! You don’t need a link to this recipe, because all you have to do is roast marshmallows over a campfire and dip them in Bailey’s. The only side effect is that normal marshmallows may be ruined for you forever.
Please let us know in the comments your own favorite fall camping recipes. As we all know, if you want to impress your friends, the best way to do it is through food. Happy exploring!