Cooking on a camp grill – what could be tastier?

Can you smell it? Hungry already? Cooking with a camp grill over an open fire makes an amazing chef out of anyone.

The smells, the flavors, the finger-licking, and the requests for seconds are so rewarding!

Anyone can master outdoor cooking with the right tools, so we’ll start with the basic camp grill for use over campfire rings or outdoor fire pits.

Take a basic stainless steel camp grill with you. They weigh practically nothing and take up no space. These are what you need for cooking on an open fire and they are available at most outdoor stores.

Most campsites offer campfire rings and usually have a narrow metal grate over them, but I wouldn’t use that. They may not be very clean and may not contain much food.

Once your fire is up and the larger flames have died down, you can place your food directly on the grill.

Be aware of hot spots where the flames may burn higher or hotter and stay close to the grill. This is not the time to cook away!

Follow these campfire cooking tips:

always make sure your grill is clean before using it.

Marinate your meat or tofu (I’m a vegetarian, the rest of my family are carnivores) ahead of time in ziplock bags and freeze. Then you can place it directly on the grill.

Roasting vegetables is so easy! Place your choice of vegetables in foil with a little seasoning (salt and pepper works great) and maybe a little olive oil or butter, close the foil and pinch the ends together. Place it directly on the campsite grill and rotate frequently. Roasting potatoes is also easy. You can roast them whole the same way as your other vegetables, but I recommend slicing them and preparing them with seasonings and a bit of butter for faster cooking.

With foil-wrapped potatoes, vegetables, and roast beef or tofu, you’ll have a fantastic grilled dinner.

You also don’t have any pots or pans to wash, clean up is a doddle and you’re off to enjoy the rest of the evening with your family before it’s time to make smores!

You need a camp grill to cook over an open fire, but if there is a fire ban while camping or if you prefer to use camp stoves then bring a good 2 burner camp stove.

This should have folding sides for wind protection and heat control on both burners. We’ve personally used Coleman’s brands and loved them, but there are so many to choose from.

We bring portable stove “legs” in case there is nowhere else to put the camp stove.

Another addition we have to our list of camping kitchen supplies is a hibachi. When we’ve camped during fire bans, we’ve placed it right on top of the fire pit grate and still get a bit of the flavor of camp grill cooking in addition to our camp stove cooking.

Bon Appetite!

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