Camp Cooking

Pour Fireball Whisky on Watermelon Rocks – Blow Your Mind

Ice cube tray filled with chopped, pureed watermelon flesh, frozen and ready to drop into any beverage that could benefit from a hint of watermelon.

Some things are just meant to be, but who’d a thunk it was watermelon and Fireball Whisky? Menu planning for the 50 Campfires Field Trips begins well before the team hits the road. We research regional foods in the area ...

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Food of the Field Trip: Great River Road

Nick frying fish in tempura batter on picnic table with COAST headlamp during Field Trip: Great River Road.

When we head out on 50 Campfires Field Trips, the mission is always to experience the area we’re visiting as fully as possible. That means meeting the people, visiting the sites, and especially sampling foods of the region. However, we ...

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Hot Sauce Taste Test Along the Great River Road

Clint and Nick set up to taste a variety of hot sauce brands collected during the Field Trip Great River Road.

50 Campfires Hot Sauce Connoisseurs When it comes to culinary adventures, when you’re in the South … you taste test hot sauces. But 50 Campfires didn’t see the point of another “Who can eat the hottest hot sauce” kind of ...

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Road Trip $2 Food Challenge

Nick tastes pickled quail eggs during the road trip food challenge during the Field Trip: Great River Road.

There are the classic regional foods we set out to try on any 50 Campfires Field Trip. Those are the ones for which we’ve delivered these recipes so you can try them and enjoy them. Then there are the foods ...

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Mountain Man Bourbon Porterhouse Steak

There can’t be much that is heartier to a hungry appetite than a giant hunk of meat. This recipe for a Mountain Main Bourbon Porterhouse Steak takes an enormous 2” thick steak and packs a punch of umami goodness with ...

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Mountain Man Burgers Recipe

A true delight for the taste buds rests with this amazing burger that’s not only big enough to satisfy a lumberjack’s hunger pains, but is easy enough to prepare any time you fire up the grill. With a combination of ...

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12 Recipes for Campfire Biscuit Cups … or Whatever You Want to Call Them

Roast campfire biscuit cups on a variety of types of sticks.

The cups you make with biscuit dough wrapped around a cylinder of some kind and toasted to golden perfection over a campfire go by a lot of names. Campfire biscuit cups are also called Wolf ‘em cups, Woof ‘em cups, ...

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6 Secrets To Cooking Great Hamburgers Over A Campfire

Using a burger basket allows easy and infinite adjustment when cooking burgers over a campfire.

What’s your definition of a great hamburger? Everyone has their own tastes, but responses to that question pretty much universally include “juicy”, “char marks”, and “smoky.” While the hamburger is considered a “simple” food, achieving ground beef perfection is anything but simple. ...

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Direct Heat Cooking on Your Campfire

Red meat like beef and lamb are prime candidates for direct heat cooking. So are vegetables like these roasting peppers.

If you really want to go “mountain man” and cook over open flame like it was done throughout time immemorial, consider direct heat cooking — also called “clinching”, but that seems like a terrible name for it. This is basically throwing ...

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Bake a Campfire Birthday Cake — Let’s Party

Campfire birthday cake cupcakes in citrus halves - oranges and grapefruit - with candles lit, ready for the party to begin.

Are any of your camping crew the kind whose annual birthday wish is to go camping? And, of course, would like an authentic campfire birthday cake? If so, 50 Campfires offers this delicious solution. The use of orange or grapefruit ...

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