5 Campfire Meals to Share

Ashley M Owners Blog, Recipes

This weekend is our Campers Pot Luck dinner, so we decided to give you a few recipe ideas to help you prepare delicious food for the pot luck! Here are 5 of our favorite Camp Fire Meals to Share!
1) Quesadillas
This one is so simple to make and very fast! Did we mention YUMMY!!
• 4 medium flour tortillas
• 2 (8oz chicken breasts, grilled and sliced
• 1 jar Tostitos salsa con queso
• 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained (or whatever toppings you want to use)
• 1c shredded Mexican blend cheese
• Tin foil
a) spread 1 tbs salsa over one side of tortilla
b) place ¼ c. chicken on half the tortilla over the salsa.
c) Sprinkle ¼ c. beans and about ¼ c. cheese over the chicken
d) Fold other side of tortilla over to cover ingredients. Place on a piece of foil large enough to cover quesadilla. Leave ends open
e) Place foiled quesadilla on the grate directly over the campfire. Keep over fire until cheese is melted and tortilla is crispy
f) Remove from the grate and cut in four pieces!

2)Cast Iron Skillet Nachos
These Nachos are sure to be a crowd pleaser and make you the hero of the Pot Luck! You can alter ingredients to what you prefer in you nachos.
• 1 onion, diced
• 1 pound ground beef
• 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
• 1/2 teaspoon cumin
• salt to taste
• 1 (14.5 ounce) can Ranch Style or Bush's Chili Beans, undrained
• 1/2 cup hot water
• 1 (12 ounce) bag of tortilla chips
• 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
• 1/2 cup shredded Monterrey jack cheese
• 1 tomato, diced
• 1 avocado, diced
• 1/4 cup salsa, prepared or homemade
• 2 tablespoons sour cream
a) In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté ground beef and onion until beef is browned and cooked through.
b) Pour in undrained beans and water. Stir in chili powder, cumin, and salt, let simmer for 10 - 15 minutes or until mixture is thick and water has cooked down and mixture is hot and bubbly.
c) Begin assembly by placing the tortilla chips in a 12 inch or larger cast iron skillet. Spread the meat and bean mixture on top of the nachos. Sprinkle with cheese. At this point place under the broiler for 3-5 minutes to melt the cheese if desired. If assembling at a campsite, cover with aluminum foil and put on the campfire for a couple minutes instead.
d) Top with tomato and avocado. Drizzle with salsa and top with a large dollop of sour cream.

4)Cheesy Dutch Oven Potatoes
Cheesy Dutch Oven Potatoes are loaded with bacon and cooked to perfection over hot coals or in the oven! Ideal for camping or an everyday side! The best part about this recipe is that it is easy to change. Don’t like onions? No problem! Just leave them out. Add different spices to give them a little kick.
Ingredients (amounts vary depending on size of Dutch oven)
• Potatoes
• Bacon
• Cheese
• Onions
• Salt and pepper
a) Start by slicing your potatoes and onion and set aside. Chop up the bacon and add it to your warm dutch oven.
b) Spoon out the cooked bacon. Leave the grease in the bottom of the pan, here is where you start to layer you ingredients.
c) First potatoes, sprinkled with salt and pepper, followed by onions, cheese and bacon. Repeat layers and cook for 45 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft.

5) Finally, we cannot leave out dessert! Our favorite dessert recipe is campfire dump cake! Its super easy to make and even easier to change! So many variations to try!!
• 1 box of cake mix (any kind you like)
• 2 large cans of pie filling (also what ever kind you want)
• See I told you UNLIMITED OPTIONS and EASY!!!
a) Line your cast iron dutch oven with a liner (well worth the cleaning time saved!!)
b) Pour pie filling into oven
c) Pour cake mix in oven
d) Put lid on and place in the hot coals of the campfire
e) Let cook for 30-40 minutes
f) Seriously that’s it! How much simpler can it be!!!

Don't forget to sign up for the pot luck by Friday at 5pm!! We can't wait to see you there!