Gourmet Camping – Taking your food to the next level

by | May 8, 2014

Written by Daniel

Daniel is the VP and one of the owners at TravelChair. Daniel is primarily responsible for our Sales & Marketing departments.
Published May 8, 2014

 momchildcampfireHere are a few Gourmet Camping recipes that are easy at the campfire or camping stove and will impress your fellow campers.

We all love the typical camping foods, simply because they are the staples that say camping. S’mores, hotdogs and burgers are always fun and easy food, but sometimes those can get a little…..boring.



Campfire Breakfast Sandwich


What you will need:

  • Hobo pie toaster
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 slices bread
  • 1 slice Cheddar cheese


  1. Place a Hobo Pie toaster in the hot coals of a campfire to preheat for a few minutes.
  2. Butter both slices of bread, then place one slice, butter-side down into the toaster. Crack the egg onto the bread, and break the yolk. Top with a slice of cheese and the second slice of bread, butter-side up.
  3. Close the toaster, and place into the coals of the fire. Cook for several minutes, turning frequently, until the bread has browned nicely on both sides.


Note – makes one sandwich.


Eggs on the Grill
What you will need:772074

  • Standard muffin pan
  • 12 eggs
  • Cooking oil spray


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium high heat and lightly oil grate.
  2. Coat all holes of a muffin pan with cooking spray and crack an egg into each hole.
  3. Place on grill and grill over medium high heat for 2 minutes, or to desired doneness.




BBQ Feta and Hot Banana Pepper Turkey Burgers

841774What you will need:

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • ¼ cup seeded, chopped banana peppers
  • ½ cup feta cheese
  • Salt & Pepper


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
  2. In a bowl, mix the turkey, peppers, and feta cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Form the mixture into 4 patties.
  3. Cook patties about 8 minutes per side on the prepared grill, to an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (85 degrees C).



Hot Dog Creole

What you will need:332361

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 large bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 (16 ounce) package hot dogs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 (28 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the onions and peppers in the oil until tender crisp, about 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in hot dogs, and cook until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, and season with oregano, salt, and pepper; cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until hot dogs are heated through.




Campfire Foil Packs

  • 1 pound skinless, bo37307neless chicken breast meat – cubed
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 1 (8 ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 4 small potatoes, cubed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced


  1. In a large bowl, or a large zip-top bag, combine the chicken, onion, mushrooms, yellow pepper, red pepper, garlic, and potatoes. Pour in the olive oil and lemon juice, then mix well.
  2. Evenly divide the mixture between 4 large sheets of aluminum foil. Top each with another sheet of foil, and roll up the edges tightly. Wrap each packet again, securely in another sheet of foil to double wrap.
  3. Cook in the hot coals of a campfire until the chicken is opaque and the potatoes are tender, around 40 minutes.



Chicken Fried Venison Steaks

782574What you will need

  • 2 cups seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 4 (6 ounce) venison loin steaks, pounded to 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil


  1. Combine the bread crumbs, flour, salt and pepper in a 1-gallon size plastic zipper bag. Beat the eggs and milk together in a shallow bowl.
  2. Dip each steak in the egg mixture, place it in the plastic bag, and shake to coat with crumbs.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and fry the steaks, turning once, until both sides are golden brown, about 6 to 8 minutes per side.


So, don’t be afraid to try new recipes when out on the trail or backyard camping. Of course you can’t have a meal with out a table and chairs, so check out our Canyon Table El Grande (big enough for the whole family) and The C chair for comfortable and economical seating for everyone.

You never know what your next adventure will hold, and adventures are always better after a great meal!


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