I know a lot of kiddos have started school already, but where I live, the last weekend of summer has always been marked by Labor Day. School starts the Wednesday after, and so ends the long, lazy days. And with it, goes the BBQ-ing, grilling, and cooking over an open fire. We have two more weekends to have any last minute summer fun.
A few weeks ago for our family dinner, my brother suggested we make something we used to make every time we went camping. I have many fond memories making this particular meal on Blake Island. We haven’t gone camping for over 12 years, so we decided to make it in a fire pit at home.
Well, it turned out so great, we decided to have it for dinner again! Its really easy, and extremely kid-friendly, so whats not to love?
The basics you will need:
Use two sheets per meal so it doesn’t bust open in the fire.
We usually use ground beef, but you can use whatever you like. Just be sure to cut it in small pieces so it will cook thoroughly.
We like to use carrots, corn, celery, onion, and yams…and any other leftover veggies in the fridge.
Seasonings and sauces
Season the crap out of your creation with your favorite seasonings! I like to use garlic salt and chipotle chili powder. But sometimes I add a little bit of everything. Once you’re done, season it some more! And add your favorite sauces.
Once everything is in the foil, pinch and roll the creases really tight. Also, be sure to mark everyone’s meal with a sharpie. They get mixed up very easily!
Carefully put it into the fire. Let it cook for about 18-20 minutes. Check to make sure it’s done (very carefully!! Remember, there will be a lot of steam!) Unwrap, put it on a plate, and enjoy. And you’ll maybe want to season it a bit more in case you didn’t believe me earlier to season it a second time.
If you really want to try this meal inside, you can certainly cook it in the oven, 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. Just be sure to put them on a cookie sheet with a lip in case any juices escape, it won’t mess up your oven.
I hope you like it!
What is your favorite meal when you go camping?