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6 New Recipes to Cook in Your Outdoor Bonfire

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Last modified on September 1st, 2022 at 10:20 am


Outdoor camping is an excellent way of exploring the natural environment around you. Whether camping in a tent or glamping in an RV, camping isn’t an experience anyone would want to miss. In 2021, more than 90 million people will participate in camping activities. 

One of the best camping activities is sitting around a bonfire. You can do it outside the tents at a close campsite or a rental resort. Bonfires let you enjoy each other’s company and prepare some delicious food using bonfire. A bonfire experience can’t be complete without bonfire meals. Finding the right recipe for your outdoor event can be daunting, with numerous recipes. 

This post will discuss six new recipes you can cook in your outdoor bonfire and enjoy with your loved ones. Read on to discover them.

Shrimp scampi 

Fresh, delicious seafood on the bonfire grills is among the best dining experiences. Cleaning and preparing the ingredients also contribute to the meal’s deliciousness. Shrimp scampi is one of the most straightforward seafood recipes to cook. 

Devein, shell, and clean around one pound of shrimp. Mix the shrimp in a bowl with thyme, butter, salt & pepper, and lemon zest & juice. Prepare multiple one-square-foot pieces of aluminum foil and split the shrimp scampi onto them. Fold the aluminum foil, seal it, and cook for 10 to 12 minutes. 


S’mores are among the most popular and easy-to-prepare desserts over an outdoor bonfire. You need three key ingredients to prepare this meal – marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers. Consistency is the main secret to getting it right. 

You’re supposed to cook the marshmallows over the campfire. You want it warm and soft enough to melt your chocolate between the graham crackers. It won’t look great if it’s overcooked or undone. It’s not easy to get it right the first time. It’s best to keep trying until you get the desired s’mores.

Hotdogs with salad 

Beans and hotdogs have been a bonfire tradition for years, thanks to the recipe’s simplicity. In this case, you’ll cook baked beans in an iron skillet rather than boiling them from a can. 

To prepare this meal, put a cooking grate on the bonfire grille. Add the buns and hotdogs to a mid-sized iron skillet. Heat onions and olive oil for around three minutes. Move the skillet to indirect heat and keep stirring for about 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy. 

If you want to spice things up a little, you can try preparing a wrapped hotdog. For instance, you can make bacon-wrapped hotdogs or those covered using crescent roll dough. 

Bonfire nachos 

The preparation of bonfire nachos is entirely different from homemade nachos. Ideally, when preparing homemade nachos, you’ll need to heat them, add all the ingredients, and put them on an open plate before heating them in the oven. In addition, everything has to be done using aluminum foil. 

Here is the process of preparing bonfire nachos. Add all the ingredients – meat, olives, beans, cheese, jalapenos, etc. – to a bowl. Tear off multiple foil sheets. Add some chips and some nacho mixture to one side of the foil. Fold the other side, seal it, and put it on a bonfire grill for around 10 minutes.

Bonfire pizza 

It doesn’t matter if your favorite pizza hub is far away. You can still enjoy a cheesy slice of pizza thanks to your bonfire. All you need is a cooking surface and a few ingredients. An iron skillet is better suited for cooking this meal. However, any heat-tolerant, flat surface works fine if the iron skillet is absent. 

To prepare a bonfire pizza, ta frozen or refrigerated pizza dough, allow it to defrost, and spread it on a heated surface until its bottom turns brown. Remove the dough from the bonfire, turn it over, and add cheese, sauce, and any of your favorite toppings. Put the whole mixture back onto the bonfire and heat until the cheese is melted and the crust turns brown. 

Grilled kebabs 

Who doesn’t like kebabs? Grilled kebabs are a trendy bonfire meal. Simple chinks of vegetables and meat undergo mysterious cooking alchemy over an open bonfire and are converted into a mouth-watering meal. Hotdogs don’t have to comprise the traditional mix of vegetables and meat. You can reinvent your kebab from practically anything except dairy products. Although it’s impossible to mess up grilled kebabs, using different sticks for the vegetables and meat is best. 

The marinade makes a kebab something more than just food on a stick. The marinade can be homemade or purchased from your favorite store. Before cooking the meal, ensure you marinate the vegetables and meat for around 15 minutes. Consequently, thread the vegetables and meat in skewers and cook for about ten more minutes until they feel tender.

The Bottom Line 

Roasting food over a bonfire is fun and makes it taste delicious. Use this guide to inspire your bonfire food options during your upcoming beach outings, camping events, or anywhere outdoors you’ll be sitting around a bonfire. 

You can also prepare numerous meals over an open bonfire than the six options that this post provides. It’s also good to experiment with new ideas and see how they turn out. Furthermore, if you have some favorite recipes you like to cook at home, you can consider preparing them over the outdoor bonfire. Some results can wonderfully satisfy you. 

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