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Campfire Recipes and Link-Up


I LOVE summertime and one of our favorite activities is camping. Before J-man was born Bedge and I camped a lot but NEVER made a campfire. We were always too tired from hiking all day and too lazy to cook up any gourmet meal. We would get back to camp most often after dark, whip up a one pot meal on the camp stove and head to the tent to curl up in our sleeping bags for lights out.

Now that we have J-Man I’m all about having a campfire. Hanging out in the evenings, relaxing together and cooking up some delicious food.

Needless to say, I have no idea what to make. Hot dogs and s’mores, of course, but besides that I have had to turn to Pinterest where I have been ‘pinning’ some yummy ideas. I’ve also been searching other blogs for recipes.

Thats when I got the idea to have my outdoor blogger buddies share their favorite campfire recipes with a link up.

Hopefully, if your in a campfire rut or like myself, have very few ideas, you will find some inspiration and ideas for some great campfire cookin’. If you would like to share your recipes feel free to link up, as well.

Here is one of my very few recipes I make, but we love it…

Hobo Dinners (tin foil dinners0

These are easy to make, super easy to cook and no clean up. I’m definitely all about ease when camping.

So here you go!

Pick your ingredients.

You can be as creative as you want with these meals. I typically throw together chicken, potatoes, frozen veggies and some type of dressing or sauce.

This last camping trip I made this Chicken and Broccoli Hobo Dinner I found on Pinterest from My Recipe Boxx. (I wasn’t clever enough to take pics of making it. Duh! Next time.)


1 package Stuffing mix; chicken flavor
1 1/4 cup Water
24 ounce Boneless skinless chicken breast; 6oz each
4 cups Broccoli Florets (I also added cauliflower and carrots – all were frozen)
1 cup Shredded chedar cheese
4 slices Cooked bacon; crumbled (I left out the bacon. Not by choice. It fell out of the grocery bag in the car and I didn’t realize it until the next day. Big bummer!)
4 tablespoon Ranch dressing

Aluminum Foil – 2 sheets per meal (lay one sheet on top of the other, so that it is doubled up)
– Combine stuffing mix and water
–  Spoon 1/4 of the stuffing mixture onto the center of each foil sheet
– Top stuffing with chicken
– Top chicken with 1 c. broccoli/veggies
– Sprinkle with 1/4 of the cheese and 1 slice of bacon, crumbled.
– Drizzle with 1 T. ranch dressing
– Bring two sides of the foil together and fold. Fold the remaining ends up. Make sure you leave a little room in the foil for heat circulation.

When you get to camp toss the Hobo packets onto the campfire coals and let cook 10 minutes.

Remove from coals and let the foil cool. (Take precautions when removing from the coals. Use tongs or a stick.) They will be HOT!

Open pack and dig in!

So yummy!



  1. We love camp food, so much that we will make camp food even if we are not camping.

  2. Cannot wait to see the collection of recipes. Going camping this next weekend and need some inspiration! Thanks!

  3. This recipe looks SO good. I know this is a campfire recipe, but I think I might make it one night this week in my oven. I love finding new recipes. This was a great idea!

  4. LOVE Hobo Pies (we just call them Foil Dinners instead!) Great idea!

  5. A bit late to this. Anyway,thanks for hosting this link party. I’ve just submitted my post about 5 Easy Camping Recipes at: http://yourcampingexpert.com/five-easy-camping-recipes-everyone-will-love-simply-love-them/

    I am also now following you on Twitter and Pinterest 🙂

  6. Our version of hobo or tinfoil dinners is hamburger, potatoes, carrots and lots of onions. We call them “bush pasties”. Season well with salt and garlic powder. And use butter for best flavor. Any veggie works great like this! I’m drooling thinking about it.


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