I don’t know why, but tin foil dinners make camping so much more fun. It’s like s’mores, you just can’t go without. But sometimes they can be a lot of work. That’s why I am going to show you a quick and easy recipe that will only take you 15 minutes to make. Check it out!
When I am getting ready for our family to go camping, I feel like I never have time to make a healthy meal. Don’t get me wrong, hot dogs are great. But sometimes you want something with a little bit more substance. But I figured out how to make a quick and easy campfire meal that the whole family will love.
Gather your ingredients
These tin foil dinners are very versatile. You can add whatever ingredients that you want. But for this recipe, I’m going to stick with the basics. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Heavy duty tin foil
- Pork sausage (you can also use chicken or ground beef, but we love sausage the best)
- Cream of chicken soup
- Cubed hash browns
- Sour cream (optional)
- Salt and pepper
Chop and cook
Next, you’ll want to chop up all the veggies that you want to put in your tin foil dinner. Aside from carrots, celery and onions, you could also add zucchini, peppers, corn or green beans. You can chop them up as big or as small as you want.
Once your veggies are chopped, go ahead and fry them in a big pan on the stove with some olive oil. Stir it occasionally for about five minutes until the veggies start to get a little bit soft. Then add the pork sausage and cook everything all together for about five more minutes until the meat is no longer red. Add some salt and pepper to taste.
Assemble your dinners
While everything is cooking on the stove, lay out six large squares of tin foil onto your counter. I like to double wrap my tin foil dinners so they don’t get a hole in them while cooking in the campfire. But if you have heavy duty tin foil, you should be fine.
Scoop about a half a cup of the veggie and meat mix into the middle of each tin foil square. Then add a couple of heaping handfuls of cubed hash browns onto each one. I like to use hash browns because regular potatoes take forever cut and cook. Then add a spoonful of cream of chicken, cheese and sour cream.
Cook on the campfire and enjoy!
The best part about these tin foil dinners is that they are basically already completely cooked. They just need to be warmed on the coals of the campfire. I’ve made the mistake of not pre-cooking the meat or the vegetables and the campfire doesn’t cook those ingredients evenly and you end up waiting forever. Make sure you lay out each dinner evenly on the coals and flip it about halfway. Depending on how hot the coals are, your dinners should be ready in about 15 minutes.
I don’t know what it is, but tin foil dinners always taste better when you’re camping. Plus, I have some pretty picky eaters and my kids finished every last bite. So, I would say that is a success.
I hope you enjoy this quick and easy campfire recipe. What other fun recipes do you enjoy eating while you are camping? Leave your comments below.
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