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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Campfire Tacos

4 med-lg Potatoes
2lbs cooked hamburger
1 pk shredded cheese
1 pk taco seasoning
1 can blk olives( optional)
1 pk sour cream( optional)
1 pk soft or hard taco shells
Desired Taco toppers

Cube potatoes and wrap in a foil packet toss into campfire for 30 minutes

fry the burger

add 1 cup water and taco seasoning.

When potatoes and burger mixture are complete.. mix together in a bowl or fill taco shells , top with cheese and desired taco toppers


Hamburger Surprise

1 lb ground beef
2 large carrot
2 medium potato
1-2 medium onion
2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil
Worcestershire sauce to taste
tin foil

1. form hamburger patties on tin foil.
2. cut up potato, carrots, onions on patties.
3. add garlic powder - salt and pepper - Worcestershire sauce
4. sprinkle with olive oil.
5. wrap in tin foil.
6. cook 10 min. on each side on hot coals.

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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Coffee Can Cookery

2 Strips bacon
1 Med. potato, sliced
1 Med. onion, sliced
1 Med. tomato, sliced
2 Stalks celery
2 carrots cut length-wise
1/3 lb Ground beef
1 Carrot
Salt and pepper to taste
Coffee can and lid

Cut celery and carrot into 2" lengths.
Cut bacon in half.
Form 2 meat patties.
Place 2 pieces of bacon on bottom of can.
Place layers of all ingredients.
Place closed coffee can on top of glowing coals for 25 min.
Open lid and check after 10 minutes, if browning too rapidly, pour 2 Tb. of water in can.


#2 Coffee Can Cookery

2 large coffee cans (this is for several people)
Heavy duty tin foil


Hamburger, or small pieces of steak, fish or chicken
Medium potatoes
1 clove garlic
Desired Seasonings
Butter or olive oil

Put a small amount of oil or butter in bottom of coffee cans.
Peel potatoes, carrots and onions.
Cut into chunks and put into coffee cans.
Add the meat, seasonings and a little more oil or butter.
Cover tightly with foil.
Set in coals to bake for about 1 hour or until meat is no longer pink and the vegetables are tender.


Pork Chop in a Can


1 thin boneless pork chop per person
baby carrots
potatoes (red so you don't have to peel them)
little bit of oil
Coffee can
tin foil

Cooking instructions:

Wash all the vegetables.
Clean the coffee cans thoroughly, then put a little bit of butter/oil in the bottom of each can.
Brown each pork chop over the fire in the cans.
After each pork chop is browned, put 1-2(depending on the size) in the bottom of each can.
Add baby carrots, diced potatoes, and onions.
Put a little bit of butter in each can, cover with foil then place it in the fire(coals) for about 20-40 minutes.
Stir Occassionally

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Corn Fritters

Pan-fried fritters are great for breakfast, and the leftovers keep well for lunch or snacks. You can make your own variations on this simple recipe.
Remember the secret to successful fritters
{oil must be very hot before setting in the batter}

2 cups corn bread mix
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup canned corn, drained
1/4 cup cooking oil

Add the corn bread mix to a bowl
Using a fork to blend, gradually add the water.
Be careful not to over-blend.
The dough should be stiff.
Add the corn, which should be well drained.
Put about one-fourth of the oil in a skillet and heat.
Ladle the batter into the hot oil and fry for about 2 minutes, turning once. Serve with syrup, honey or butter.

Makes about 12 fritters.

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Pocket Wonders


Tear off a 12" sheet of foil and fold it back over your fist, make a pocket.
Roll the sides in a few turns so the pocket is only open at the top, and roll a turn or two up from the bottom for extra strength.
The pocket needs to be leak-proof, and formed well enough to withstand cooking directly in the coals.
If your foil is thin, you may need two layers.

Start by lining the bottom of the pocket with thin slices of lemon.
This helps keep the food contents from burning, and also adds flavor to the meal.

Prepare your meal:

Start by chopping potatoes and carrots
(cut small enough to cook thoroughly without overcooking other goodies), tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, onions, green beans, etc.
Stuff the pockets.
For seasoning, use garlic, salt and pepper, olive oil, and a dash of cayenne.
Add 1/4 cup of beer or water, fold the top edges of the pocket closed and set directly into the hot takes anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes, depending on how everything's cut.

With this method, you can use whatever ingredients you have on hand, each person can design their own meal, you don't need a grill and it always tastes different.

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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
ALL-in-one Meal

In the center of a large piece of heavy duty aluminum foil place a hamburger patty
(venison but beef or chicken breasts would also work).
On top of the burger, place a slice of onion very thinly sliced
Wash potatoes with the skins on, and slice VERY thin
Add the layer of potatoes on top of the onions.
Add salt-pepper-garlic and season salt to taste
Add a large spoon of some canned baked beans
Bring edges of foil together and fold down to seal then roll ends to finish sealing.
Place in hot coals for 30 to 45 min till done

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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Campfire Taters

large baking potatoes
whole onions, red or yellow
bacon bits


Slice the potato almost all the way through, but leave enough to hold it together.
Slice the onion, and put one slice in between each potato slice.
Sprinkle with bacon bits and a little dill.
Wrap well with heavy aluminum foil and bury in the coals of the fire. Leave untouched for about 45 minutes, and test for doneness by piercing with a fork - the fork should lift out without lifting the potato.
Cooking time depends on size of potatoes and strength of fire.

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·

Cook on a stick over the campfire or in a skillet.


2 - 3 cups flour
1 - 2 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt (optional)
2 - 3 Tbsp oil, butter or lard
2/3 cup warm water


Put everything but the water in a bowl and mix with your fingers until crumbly.
Slowly add water and mix until dough feels soft.
It may seem that you don't have enough water, but keep working the dough till it holds together. Don't add more water!
Take a small handful and wrap around the end of a green stick, like a marshmallow roast.
Knead it so it stays together.
Cook over coals for about 10 - 12 minutes, rotating to cook evenly.
Eat as is, or add a bit of jam or honey.

Alternate method:

Roll out and pat the dough into a skillet.
The dough should be no thicker than 1/2 inch.
Cover and cook slowly over moderate, even heat.
Turn to brown both sides

Ready in 20 minutes.

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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Omelet in a Bag

Other ingredients as desired ( mushrooms, cheese, onions, ham etc)
Ziplock freezer bag

Put eggs and milk mixture in bag.
Add other ingredients.
Seal the bag tightly.
Place bag in boiling water and cook until done.

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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Bacon & Egg in a Paper Bag

3 thick slices of bacon
1 egg
1 paper lunch bag
1 stick

Place bacon in the bottom of the bag, covering the bottom.
Crack egg and put in bag on top of the bacon.
Fold top of bag down securely.
Poke a hole through the top of the bag for the stick.
Hold over the hot coals till cooked.

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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Bacon & Potatoes in Foil

Potatoes, sliced
Onion, chopped
Salt & Pepper
Cooking Spray
Aluminum Foil

Take a piece of aluminum foil and spray it with cooking spray.
Lay bacon down first, then put your sliced potatoes on top.
Then add some chopped onions.
Put a dab of margarine on top and season with salt and pepper.
Cook over hot coals.

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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Fish in Foil

1 lb fish fillets
2 tbsp margarine
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tbsp chopped parsley
1/4 tsp paprika
1 sliced onion
heavy duty aluminum foil

Place each piece of fish onto a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil.
In a saucepan, melt margarine.
Add lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper. Stir well.
Pour this mixture over the fish.
Sprinkle with paprika and top with onion slices.
Fold foil loosely and seal tightly.
Grill for 5-7 minutes per side.

Fish should flake easily when done.

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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Peach Cobbler in a can

Large can of sliced peaches in heavy syrup

Drain off syrup.
Save 1/4 cup of this syrup.
Mix the 1/4 cup of syrup with Bisquick until it forms a batter type consistency.
Pour batter back over sliced peaches in the can.
Place lid over mix.
Set can into hot coals.
Cook until flour has formed hard dumplings.

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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Hobo Popcorn

Heavy duty aluminum foil

In the middle of a 18" x 18" piece of aluminum foil place 1 teaspoon of oil 1 tablespoon of popcorn
Bring foil corners together to make a pouch.
Secure the edges of the foil but leave plenty of room for the popcorn to pop.
Tie the pouch to a stick and hold the pouch over the hot coals.
Shake constantly until all the popcorn has popped.
Add butter and salt to taste.

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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Fried Camp Pies

1 can (favorite flavor) fruit pie filling
1 can large (like Grands) biscuits
Margarine or Butter
Cinnamon Sugar

Roll out one biscuit, place large spoon of filling in center of dough, fold over and crimp edges.
Fry in butter or margarine on low to medium heat until done, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar as soon as you remove from heat.

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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Campfire French Fries

4 Potatoes, cut into strips
1 - 2 Tbsp. Parmesan Cheese
1 Tbsp. Margarine
2 Tbsp. Bacon Bits
Salt & Pepper


Place potato strips on a large square of heavy duty foil, dull side out. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and cheese.
Shake a bit to coat.
Dot with margarine and sprinkle with bacon bits.
Seal the foil, leaving a steam vent on top.
Grill over hot coals turning several times until potatoes are tender
Done in about 30 - 40 minutes.

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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Hush Puppies


1 cup pancake mix
1/3 cup plain corn meal
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 tblsp. minced onion or 1/2 c. diced onion
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup cultured buttermilk
1/3 cup water

Mix well & drop by spoonfuls into hot oil.
Fry until golden brown all over then drain on paper towels.

Be Careful you Don't get your oil too hot (smoking) these don't take long to cook & burn easy.

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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Campfire Meatloaf

Just use your favorite meatloaf recipe.


Cut several large onions in half.
Hollow them out, cutting up the insides to add to your meat mixture.
Keep the shells for later.
***Can also fill Whole Green Peppers Instead***
When your meat is all prepared, place a handful of meat into each half of onion shell, cover with the remaining half.

Wrap entire ball in foil.


Wrap a handful of meat around a {non-poisenous} green stick
Cover with foil and seal well around the stick.
Cook over the fire (like you would marshmallows)

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Hey CJ~ Does this mean that you got your firepit finished?? Or an on going project.... :shock: When you going to try this grub on me??
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