If I could only cook one thing over a campfire for the rest of my life, it would be Tinfoil Dinners. They’re easy, there’s no dishes to wash afterwards, and they are delicious. The recipe is flexible and can be adjusted to fit your personal tastes (I even made vegetarian ones for a while!). Here’s a pretty standard recipe:
Serving Size: 1 Tinfoil Dinner
You will need:
1 large piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil
1 hamburger patty (broken up into small pieces to cook faster)
1/4 cup canned corn
1/4 cup canned potato slices
A bit of diced onion
A pinch of salt and pepper
1/4 cup of cheese
A packet of ketchup (optional)
Anything else that sounds like it would taste good! Beans, peppers, whatever you can think of!
Combine all the ingredients on the tinfoil. Wrap the tinfoil around all the ingredients so that they cannot spill out (if you’ll have multiple different tinfoil dinners in the fire at the same time, make sure your tinfoil wrapping looks distinctive!). Use tongs to put the tinfoil dinner in the fire- you want it to sit right on the coals. Depending on how hot your fire is, turn the dinner over in 5-10 minutes, then cook for 5-10 more minutes. Before eating, be sure to check that the meat has cooked entirely through (it is possible for ingredients on the outside to be beginning to burn and for the meat to still not be entirely cooked). Add salt and pepper (and ketchup if you want) to taste and enjoy! Served best with bug juice and eaten outside.