Cooking over a fire pit can be a fun and delicious way to spend an evening outdoors.
Whether you are camping, having a backyard bonfire party, or just enjoying a fire pit in your backyard, there are plenty of simple and tasty recipes you can try. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
All you need is some sausage links, vegetables, and skewers. We like to use bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms on our skewers, but you can try any variation of vegetables. Thread the ingredients onto the skewers and grill over the fire pit until the sausage is cooked and the vegetables are tender.
Foil packets are a great way to cook a variety of ingredients over a fire pit. Simply place your ingredients, such as diced potatoes, vegetables, and protein, onto a sheet of foil, seal the packet, and cook over the fire for about 20-30 minutes. Try different combinations and seasonings to find your perfect camping foil meal.
No fire pit cooking session is complete without some roasted marshmallows! Just grab a bag of marshmallows and some roasting sticks, and hold the marshmallows over the fire until they are golden brown and gooey. For a twist on the classic s'more, try using a different type of chocolate or cookie. A few of our favorites include using a caramel filled chocolate in place of the chocolate, or a Tiger Cookie in place of the graham cracker for an extra-chocolatey kick. What are your favorite s'more substitutions?
Grilled cheese is a classic fire pit favorite. Simply butter two slices of bread and place cheese in between. Place your grate over the fire, and place your sandwich on the grate but not directly over the fire. No one likes burnt bread on their grilled cheese! Cook until the bread is toasted on both sides and the cheese is melted.
Nachos are a great option for fire pit cooking because they are easy to assemble and customize. Simply layer tortilla chips, cheese, and your choice of toppings such as diced tomatoes, onions, peppers, and beans on a tray or in a wide pan with a domed lid. Place the container over a grate on the fire and cook until the cheese is melted. If you cook your nachos on a tray, try partially covering the fire with a domed lidto capture that smokey flavor. Then reignite your flames with a Stoker Poker and enjoy your nachos!
These are just a few simple recipe ideas to get you started. However, the ultimate first step to making these deliciously easy recipes is to have the best fire pit to cook them on such as Walden Backyards' top-rated collection of outdoor fire pits. With a little creativity, you can come up with all sorts of tasty dishes to cook over your fire pit. Just make sure to use caution and follow proper safety guidelines when cooking over an open flame.
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