Cozy Camping Recipes
Break out of the hot-dogs-on-a-stick routine of cooking over a campfire and get creative with some of these delicious and easy-to-prep cooking recipes. These recipes will help you stay warm and cozy on those occasional chilly winter mornings and evenings, or any time in between!
Camping doesn’t mean you need to settle for bad coffee. There are plenty of ways to make a great cup of joe in the great outdoors! There’s nothing like starting a morning with a nice cup of hot coffee, enjoying the sounds of nature around you. Feeling extra adventurous? Look beyond the instant coffee and prepare your morning java the old-fashioned cowboy way. Start out with boiling a pot of hot water over the campfire. Remove the water from heat, then dump coffee grounds into it. Then, return the pot to low heat and let it simmer. Then, add a bit of cold water. By using this method, the coffee grounds will settle to the bottom of the container, leaving you with a smooth cup of coffee.
Get creative and allow family members to prep this camping oatmeal ahead of time in mason jars. Measure out a half cup of oats, a tablespoon of cinnamon sugar mix, and your desired ingredients like chocolate chips, dried fruit, and nuts. Then, once you’re ready to enjoy the recipe, boil milk or water over the campfire. Once boiling, pour the liquid into the mason jars and let it cool for 10 minutes. It’s prep, storage, and serving all in one package!
Cowboy chef Kent Rollins specializes in outdoor cooking. He helps campers and cowboys alike create delicious dishes, even outdoors! Follow his recipe for traditional cowboy chili, baked in a dutch oven that can be made over a campfire, outdoor grill, or on a stovetop at one of the cabins at our Louisiana campground. This traditional recipe is made with ground beef, chunky Rotel, and beans.
This cajun specialty is a great dish to eat while camping at our campground in Robert, Louisiana. This campfire jambalaya recipe is made with sausage and is sure to be a hit with the entire family. The recipe also includes tips on effectively cooking rice over a campfire—something that may be intimidating for even an experienced camping chef. This Jambalaya is best prepared with a dutch oven, so make sure to bring that along.
Make your camping trip part fiesta with this camping-friendly enchilada recipe. This recipe can be prepared over a campfire (but you’ll want to make sure the campfire reaches 350 degrees) or can be cooked on a portable stovetop. It’s best prepared in a cast-iron dutch oven. While you can do most of the steps like cooking the shredded chicken, cutting veggies, and rolling the tortillas at the campsite, save time by prepping those ingredients ahead of time. Prep your desired veggies like onions, peppers, and tomatoes, and cook shredded chicken at home first. Then, all you’ll have to do is take out your pre-made enchiladas, place them in the dutch oven, and watch them cook over the fire. This leaves you plenty of time to enjoy some chips and salsa while you wait! Read the full recipe here.
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Whether you want to try out a camping recipe or are looking to have your meal made for you, we have several options for all your cooking needs at Jellystone Park in Robert, Louisiana. Our Ranger Station is stocked with all the standard ingredients and utensils you need to cook at your campsite. Or, stop by Cindy’s 19th Hole, and we'll make a meal for you. Cindy's 19th Hole is a snack bar with a full menu that includes all-American favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream, and more! Visit our website to learn more about our campground and book a campsite today!