Are you sick of settling for sausage sandwhiches when camping? Check out these 7 amazing camping grill recipes to add variety to your camping menu.
Since 2014 the number of American households that camp has increased by 7 million. So there are now 77 million households in America who enjoy everything camping has to offer. And there’s a lot on offer!
But going camping doesn’t mean you have to eat out every night or eat out of a packet. Once you know how to use your camping grill properly, you can impress your family with loads of delicious meals.
So we’ve put together some of our favorite camping grill recipes to get you started! Read on to find out more.
Essentials For Any Camping Grill Recipes
To nail any camping grill recipes, you’ll need some essentials with you. But when you’re camping, you don’t want to haul loads of gear around with you. So what do you really need?
Obviously, you can’t grill anything if you don’t have a camping grill. Whether you’re using a camping grill stove or a camping grill fire pit, you can get amazing results. Check out our tips on how to find the best grill for you!
You’ll also need a few kitchen essentials. Knives and a chopping board are important for any prep work. And bring some tongs to protect your fingers when using the grill.
The beauty of a camping grill is that you don’t need to packet loads of pots and pans. You can just put your food straight on. But remember to rub your grill with olive oil or grill spray to stop your food sticking to it!
It’s always useful to have some aluminum foil with you. This can be great for wrapping some food, so it cooks more slowly. You can also use it to keep your food hot once it comes off the grill.
Don’t forget to bring something to wash your grill down with. Grilling is great, but it can be messy work.
If you don’t clean down your grill properly, it’ll start smoking residue from your old meals. No one wants that – it’s unhygienic and it’ll spoil the taste of anything you’re cooking.
Finally, make sure you check out the top safety tips to follow when grilling. You don’t want your evening meal ruined by a trip to the emergency room!
Sausages With Smokey Tomato Sauce
Sausages are a camping classic. And this delicious tomato sauce compliments the smokey flavor of a camping grilled sausage perfectly.
- 24 sausages (whatever kind you like best)
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup passata
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 crushed garlic gloves
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons chipotle pasta
- Salt and pepper for seasoning
- 8 BBQ skewers
The first thing you’ll need is the sauce. You could make this while you’re camping in a saucepan over your grill heat.
But you can also prepare it at home in advance. Doing this makes this a quick and easy meal to make while you’re on the go!
Set the sausages and the skewers to one side and combine the rest of the ingredients in a saucepan. Bring the mixture boil and let it bubble for 3 to 4 minutes. Ensure that the sugar has dissolved and then leave it to cool.
You can store this sauce in your refrigerator for up to 2 months.
Space your sausages out in lines of six and skewer them across the top and bottom. This should look like you have a ladder with six rungs made out of sausages.
Make sure your grill is white hot. Then barbeque the sausages until they’re brown on both sides and cooked all the way through. Brush the sauce over both sides and let them cook for another minute.
For extra flavor, you can add more sauce before serving them. Or serve them with the rest of the sauce as a dip.
For more grilled sausage ideas, check out our smoked BBQ sauce sausage recipe!
Honey And Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thighs
This delicious recipe proves that camping grill cooking doesn’t compromise on flavor! You’ll need:
- 2.5 pounds chicken thighs
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger
- 6 tablespoons sriracha
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- Salt and pepper for seasoning
Again, you can prepare the sauce for your chicken before you leave or heat it over your grill while it warms up.
Heat together the butter, ginger, and garlic in a saucepan. Then stir in the paprika, cloves, honey, lime juice, and sriracha. Allow this to simmer for 4 to 5 minutes then remove it from the heat.
Pat down your chicken thighs to remove any excess moisture and season it with salt and pepper. To prevent your fire from flaring up you can trim off any excess fat or skin.
Start by grilling the chicken with the skin side down for 4 to 5 minutes. Then flip it over and continue grilling it for the same amount of time. To stop your chicken from burning while it cooks, continue flipping it every 4 minutes.
The safe internal temperature for chicken is 165ºF. It takes 25 to 30 minutes to reach this temperature. But you can check it using a probe thermometer.
When your chicken is cooked through, glaze both sides generously with your sauce. Then place it back on the grill for another 5 minutes.
Who said that camping meals couldn’t be glamorous? Not us! This simple yet delicious flank steak is sure to impress anyone!
- 1½ 2 pound flank steaks
- 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
- 1½ teaspoons paprika
- 1½ teaspoons cumin
Mix together the salt, paprika, and cumin in a bowl. Use this mix to coat both sides of your steaks. Let the steaks sit for a while so the rub can penetrate the meat.
Once your grill has heated up it’s ready for your steaks. Grill them until they have a nice char on either side.
You want them to be medium rare. So give each side about 5 minutes on the grill. Then take them off and let them stand for 10 minutes.
Slice them into strips and serve them with a delicious salad!
These halloumi burgers prove that vegetarian options are as delicious as meat ones! You’ll need:
- 1 nine ounce block of halloumi cheese
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 burger buns
- 4 tablespoons hummus
- 1 large tomato
- Lettuce for dressing
- 4 tablespoons tomato salsa
Slice your halloumi into 8 pieces and brush either side with olive oil. Then place them on your hot grill. Halloumi cooks quickly, so make sure you keep an eye on it!
Each side should need about 2-3 minutes. You’re looking for the perfect golden color so once you’ve got it, take the cheese off the grill.
Divide your burger buns and spread the bottom half of each with hummus. Slice your tomato and add this in followed by the halloumi. Then garnish it with lettuce and salsa, and you’re ready to go!
These delicious kebabs are an instant crowd pleaser. You can even replace the meat with halloumi to make them vegetarian!
For them, you’ll need:
- 2 pounds sirloin steak (in 1-inch cubes)
- 3 bell peppers (cut into 1-inch cubes)
- 1 red onion (cut into 1-inch pieces)
- ½ cup olive oil
- ½ cup soy sauce
- 3 minced garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 8 BBQ skewers
Mix together the olive oil, soy sauce, pepper and garlic in a bowl. Then add the meat into the bowl and ensure it’s fully coated. Then set it aside to let it marinate.
After 30 minutes to 1 hour, you can prepare your skewers. Thread the meat, bell peppers, and onion on so they’re evenly distributed. Then get them on the grill!
Make sure you turn the skewers, so they cook evenly. You only need a medium heat for these otherwise they’ll dry out.
Once the meat is nicely browned, and the vegetables are tender you’re ready to serve! This should take between 10 and 15 minutes.
Grilled Sweet Potato Fries
To prepare a magnificent meal for your friends and family, you need some delicious sides. Use your grill to make these amazing sweet potato fries.
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 chopped clove of garlic
- 1 pack of ranch dry mix
Cut your sweet potatoes lengthwise into strips. Each strip should measure 1/3 inch in width. It’s important to get them the same size so they’ll all cook at the same time.
To make them crispier, soak them in water for 30 minutes before cooking them.
Mix the rest of your ingredients in a bowl and add the fries. If you’ve soaked them, make sure not to add loads of water to the bowl. Once the fries are fully coated in the mix, they’re ready to cook!
Lay out a sheet of aluminum foil on your grill. This’ll stop them from falling down the gaps and into the flames. Then heat them, flipping them after 10 minutes for an even cook of both sides.
Grilled Banana Boats
These delicious sweet treats prove you can use your grill for making desserts too. They’re simple and will go down great with kids and adults alike.
- 2 bananas
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup mini marshmallows
Keep the peel on your banana and split it lengthwise without cutting all the way through. Then gently open it a little way and stuff it with the marshmallows and chocolate chips.
Wrap it in aluminum foil and place on your grill for 5 minutes. Make sure you flip it so all the chocolate melts.
You’ll probably need a spoon to help with this one. It can get very messy!
So There You Have It!
Any of these camping grill recipes will be sure to impress your family and friends while out in the wild. Or for more great ideas, check out our amazing BBQ recipes.