A vacation is always good for the soul, but sometimes you need nothing more than a relaxing night with loved ones in your backyard. Having a firepit for some easy and tasty eats is a great place to start. So if you’re ready for a night of goodness at home, take a look at these firepit recipes and some tips to make the night even better.
Prep Your Backyard Before Firepit Recipes
Before you dive into your planning, you want to make sure you have a good fire pit ready to hold up to the task. Make sure you also have a proper, high-quality firepit setup in your yard to prepare great meals!
Consider a top-of-the-line Walden Backyards' Legacy Series - Complete Firepit Insert Set for your next hosted event for satisfactory meals each time you fire it up!
Some other handy accessories to consider are some reliable fire starters, camp side games, and a warm blanket. And don’t forget the ingredients for the delicious recipes below.
Super Simple Hot Dog & Potato Packets
If you’re looking for a quick picnic lunch in your backyard or just a really easy meal to throw together on a Friday night, this is a great solution.
- 4 hot dogs
- ½ c. barbecue sauce
- ¼ c. shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 small onion
- 1 pack of refrigerated red potatoes
1. Cut your onion and potatoes into wedges.
2. Lay out four squares of foil.
3. Divide your potatoes among the foil and add one hot dog to each.
4. Top with your onion wedges, cheese, and barbecue sauce.
5. Fold the foil, sealing the edges together.
6. Place on your firepit for 10 to 15 minutes.
7. Be careful when you open it, as steam will arise.
Delicious Fire Pit Quesadillas
Who doesn’t love quesadillas? And when you can cook them on your favorite firepit, they can be even more awesome.
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 can of black beans
- 1 jar of your favorite salsa con queso
- 4 flour tortillas
- 1 c. shredded cheese – Mexican blend is best
1. Rinse and drain the can of black beans.
2. Grill and slice the 2 chicken breasts.
3. Lay out your tortillas and spread a tablespoon of your salsa con queso over half of each.
4. Add a layer of chicken to the salsa con queso.
5. Add ¼ c. of black beans and ¼ c. of cheese on top.
6. Fold the un-topped side of the tortilla onto the other side.
7. Wrap in a piece of foil but leave the ends open.
8. Place on your firepit and leave there until the cheese has melted and the tortilla is to your desired crispiness.
9. After you take it from your fire pit, cut it into four sections.
Glazed Meatball Kebabs
This quick and simple recipe is full of sweet zestiness that will leave your taste buds longing for more.
1 bag of thawed, precooked meatballs
2 sweet peppers – mixing up the colors adds some extra flavor and pizzazz
1 c. barbecue sauce
1. Cut your peppers into one-inch sections.
2. Stick a skewer through a couple of peppers before adding a meatball.
3. Add more peppers and meatballs until you’ve covered your skewer.
4. Place on your fire pit before brushing one side with your barbecue sauce.
5. Flip in about a minute, brushing barbecue sauce on the other side.
6. Continue flipping and brushing about every minute until your meatballs are heated. It should take no more than 8 minutes.
Leftovers? No problem. There are convenient ways to reheat firepit recipes after the meal's over.
Now you've got a few delicious backyard recipes to cook up on your outdoor firepit for friends and family this season. Cheers!